Class of 2020 Spotlight: Ivian Owens

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Ivian Owens

What are your after school plans? (i.e., if you plan to head to college, please write the college’s name and what you plan to major)
I plan on attending Cazenovia College where I will major in Business with a minor in Communication and Media.

Is there a particular moment or memory that stands out for you during your time at Niskayuna High School?
One memory that stands out to me about Niskayuna high school is when students sometimes become stressed about tests, so they open the little theatre and play movies. You can go whenever you have a free period or lunch, they also have free snacks there.

Congratulations on being accepted to Cazenovia College and being a part of the Women’s Basketball team – what are you most looking forward to?
Thank you so much! I look forward to making new friends and playing a ton of competitive basketball.

Is there an achievement or contribution that you are most proud of?
One achievement I am most proud of is breaking the assist record at Niskayuna High school.

What was your favorite thing about high school?
My favorite thing about high school believe it or not was changing classes. Every time the bell would ring I would always see someone I knew in the hallways. That was always something to look forward to after having a bad day.  

Were you a part of any sports, extracurricular activities, clubs, etc.?
I was apart of the varsity basketball team for 3 years. I have play Niskayuna basketball since 8th grade. I also was apart of pep club.

If you could give your freshman self advice, what would it be?
My advice to the freshman class would be to enjoy high school life. You will never get the time back that is why it’s important for you to make the best of it now.

Where do you hope to see yourself in five years?
In five years I hope to have five or six businesses, if I continue to play basketball I will possibly play overseas.

What will you miss about high school?
I will miss my closest teachers and coaches who I have gotten to know and cherish over the past four years. I know I will see my friends again during breaks in college but I will never get back what I had in the classroom or on the field with my favorite teachers and coaches. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with me?
I will miss the pep rallies, football games, basketball games. I will miss everything !!! All of my teachers for the last 4 years. My coaches, I will miss everybody!

What piece of content (TV show, YouTube channel, book, etc.) do you think everyone should know about and that you recommend and why?
I would recommend a YouTube channel called “Filayyyy”. It’s mostly basketball related. It shows all the fancy moves players do in a game like a ‘crossover or ‘shamgod’. I would recommend it because the guy who does the voiceover is hilarious and if you ever want to just watch basketball highlights this is the best channel to go to.