Olivia White: Dual Threat

Carson Ordone and Brandon Douglas

Senior Olivia White plays for the HSE girl’s basketball team. Since she was three years old, White has put in countless hours to get to where she is now. She started off her career playing at a young age. Through hardship and injury, her love and dedication to the sport only grew. Over the years, White’s biggest inspiration has been Tamika Catchings.

“She was an incredible leader on and off of the court,” said White. “Also, she is my cousin and has been a huge role model in my life.”

Each day in practice, White pushes herself as well as her teammates. Her work ethic and competitive nature impacts her performance immensely. As a point guard, White brings many key skills to the game. After watching White play, some attributes she excels in are her defense and vision of the court. Over time, as she has grown her mindset and playmaking ability, White keeps her mentality up through determination and positivity.

“I play for HSE, because I knew I could fill in a role that the team was missing. Regardless of the role I was given, I am willing to do whatever I can for the team’s success.”

Being a Royal is so much more than just being on a sports team. Resilience, dedication, confidence, respect, these are all key traits that are clearly seen throughout the team.

“You know, this year our motto is buying. We really have to buy into what we are trying to accomplish, with our main goal being winning a state championship.”

Although Olivia is an extraordinarily talented basketball player, she is widely known within the school for her sheer gift in photography.

“In the past few years, I’ve really grown in my photography skills. Weirdly enough, I have been recruited by some colleges for my work.”

Whether it be basketball, photography, or anything White puts her heart and mind into. With her mindset and work ethic, the world will soon know of the girl who went to HSE, named Olivia White.