Patch stopped by the Severna Park varsity basketball practice and spoke with senior Kiara Johnson, 17, about her basketball career, life at SPHS and her plans for the future.
Severna Park Patch: What is your favorite Severna Park basketball memory?
Kiara Johnson: Last year beating Severn in double overtime. It was their senior night and we just really needed that win and it was so intense and the whole crowd was into it and all the players were too. It was a great game.
Severna Park Patch: What are your expectations for this season?
Johnson: Just to basically be united with the team and win more games than we did last year.
Severna Park Patch: What other groups or activities do you participate in at Severna Park High School?
Johnson: Falcon Flight. It’s an organization and study group that goes on field trips. I also run track.
Severna Park Patch: What was your favorite class at Severna Park?
Johnson: English, because I just like commenting about different books and hearing different views on things. I like to see how other people think.
Severna Park Patch: What are you plans after high school?
Johnson: I am going to four-year college. I am undecided on where right now but am thinking either Lynchburg, Wesley or Averett, which is in Virginia. I want to play basketball and run track at a Division III school.
Editor's Note: After this interview was conducted, Kiara Johnson suffered a season-ending injury. Patch wishes Kiara a safe and quick recovery.