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Good Sports: DEDICATED TO SKATE

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
January 2017
Good Sports: DEDICATED TO SKATE

Serena Mahendru, a ninth grader in Granada Hills, California, wakes up at 4 a.m. on school days to ice-skate before her classes begin. Despite carrying a full academic course load, she squeezes in more practice after school.

“Skating is really enjoyable and I feel so accomplished when I practice,” she said in a press release from her school, Granada Hills Charter High School.

Her dedication paid off at the Ice Skating Institute’s Holiday Challenge, a national competition held recently in San Jose, California. Mahendru won six awards, including first place in two team categories and second place in a category for individuals and couples.

The 14-year-old has been skating since age 6 when her mother, Sabina Sikand, signed her up for lessons to prepare her for a skiing trip.

“She is so motivated,” Sikand said. “It’s all her.”

 

 

Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]



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