LOS ANGELES, CA (FOX 11) - Each with a distinct personality and interests, Shamon, Afrika, and Congo share a very special sibling bond. While they can be shy at first, once you get to meet them, they open up. With an awareness of their unified interest in athletics, we headed to the Cheviot Hills Recreational Center in West LA to meet up with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, who just happened to be in town.
Big brother, Shamon (2001) is a people person and loves to socialize with others. Like many teenagers, Shamon enjoys going to the mall, movies and concerts. He has a penchant for rap music and prefers underground musicians. He is doing well academically and takes pride with every grade promotion. Shamon is part of the Boys and Girls Club has expressed that he would like to volunteer or work there someday.
Afrika (2003) is the middle child of the group. She enjoys spending time with friends at school but also loves being active. She loved last year’s summer camp and really enjoys outdoor activities such as archery, swimming and biking. Afrika is also part of the track and basketball team and looks forward to every sport’s season because she’d like to pursue a career in athletics and would like to integrate it into her college experience. She dazzles not only athletically, but academically as well. She’s received several academic and citizenship awards and attended a college prep program last year. This intelligent, well-mannered and respectful girl is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Congo (2006) is the youngest and perhaps the quietest of the trio. Ask him about what he loves about his siblings; he can give you an endless list. Congo described his siblings as being smart, nice, good role models and fondly described Afrika as being a “chatter box” to just name a few. Together with his brother, Shamon, they enjoy playing dodge ball, football, kickball, basketball and swimming in the pool. Like his siblings, Congo also excels in school, earning mostly As and Bs. He’s got a good sense of humor and a very positive outlook in life.
A slam dunk, if according to Congo is that one day he and his siblings will find a fun and loving family that will keep them together. The children collectively assert that “a family that plays together stays together!” – We couldn’t agree more!
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