The Paw Editor, Rome Kadi, Talks About How He Fuels His Love for Sports

What grade are you in?

I'm a sophomore.

When did you enter York Prep?

I entered York as a 6th grader in the fall of 2016.
 
Tell us about your experience entering York as a sixth-grader.
 
As a 6th grader, I had no idea where life would take me. I was just a kid living in New York City and just being myself. Now that I'm going to be a young man soon, I've really been more aware of the world around me ever since that fall of 2016 when I walked into the gym with my rolly bag.

What clubs/sports do you participate in?

Before COVID-19 hit, I was playing soccer and basketball throughout my middle school and high school years.
Outside of the Ambassadors Club, I'm the editor of The Paw, the school's newspaper. I'm also in the Affinity Social Justice Club and the Police Reform Club (aka PB&J).

What is your favorite part about being the Paw editor? Please share your experience working with the Paw.
 
It's given me a chance to see just how talented our student journalists are. I've been in the club as long as I've been a student at this school. It's really helped my writing skills translate to the next level.

What made you join ASJ and PBJ?

What made me join clubs like ASJ and PB and J was because I'm a firm believer in an equal world. In other words, I believe that no matter what race or ethnicity you are, you are treated the same as everyone else. I believe it's imperative to join these kinds of clubs because social justice has been at the forefront of so many issues in this country.

Tell us about your interests and hobbies outside of school?

My interests outside of school are writing and talking about sports. I also like to watch it on TV or live. I also like to play video games and spend time with my family and friends.
Although I like basketball and football, my favorite sport to write about is baseball. Ever since I was a little kid, I've always loved watching baseball and talking about it.
 
What has been your best memory here at York?

My best memory here at York was in 8th grade when I went to Washington DC. It was great learning about our Nation's Capital, going to the museums, and having some fun on the side.

If you could give yourself advice as a student entering York, what would it be?

If I could give advice to anyone coming in to York, it would be this. Work harder than the person next to you and chase your dreams. I know it may sound cliché but it's true. If you work hard and pursue your dreams with motivation, great things will come back to you.
 
A part of your advice is to "chase your dreams". What are your dreams that you would like to share?

My dreams are that I want to be a sports journalist and broadcaster when I get out of college. Like I've said earlier, my passion has been all sports since I was a little kid. What better job to channel that passion than to broadcast and write about sports.
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