Alex Kirk visited Piñon Elementary School last week and talked to kids, answered questions, took time to autograph items and also play basketball with fourth-sixth graders.
Kirk spoke with sixth graders in Ms. Sinnis’, Ms. Martinez’s, and Ms. Nolen’s classes. He discussed the importance of having goals and working hard in school.
Kirk told the classes that working hard in school gave him many opportunities in basketball. He credits his mother, Pat Kirk, who works at Piñon, for staying on top of him and his grades while he was a student in Los Alamos.
After his talk, students asked questions, such as what is your favorite sport, besides basketball. Kirk said, “I love to golf.”
Kirk autographed student backpacks, binders and water cups.
Kirk then played basketball with students and impressed them with his slam-dunking skills.