by Anjeannette Aguilar
In high school, you always find the usual teenagers that fall into the same category of these stereotypes: The football jock, the pretty cheerleader, the nerd, the band geek, the skater, the drama queens and kings, the singers, and the overachiever. How many times do you find a high school student with an individuality that astonishes the world? Yes, we sometimes see them, but never compared to Kendall Dennard Brown. You may know Kendall Brown, the funny, sweet, cool, smart, and determined Kendall Brown. The one with a smile permanently set on his face every day? Some of us know him as KB, K-Smoov or, my personal favorite CHOCOLATE THUNDAAA! However with every great triumph, there is always a beginning.
The world was introduced to this vivacious and spunky guy on November 1, 1994 at Little Company of Mary hospital to parents Randy and Kotheldra Brown. Kendall is the youngest of 3. He has 2 older sisters RaVaughn Brown, 24 and Rhyon Brown, 19. As a child, he was fireball full of energy and had a love for spaghetti. Instead of staying home playing video games all day, he was involved in many activities. He was a quad sport athlete, and played football, basketball on an AAU team for 5 years, baseball and ran track! Kendall first showed his spark and talents to ESHS at 13 as a freshman. Kendall first discovered his passion for football when he was 4 and it began with him watching football games Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. He then started playing tackle football at age 7 for the Carson Colts.
Kendall always fills those around him with joy and laughter. He has such an amazing personality that leave people remembering his name. As Senior Nicole Nootbaar states, “ Kendall is the best!! He’s always working hard whether it’s in a classroom, on the football field, or in ASB. I’m so glad I’ve been able to get to know him these past 4 years. He always has been able to put a smile on my face!”. “ Kendall is soooo nice and funny” , says Junior Dani Greene.
In his 4 years at El Segundo High School, Kendall Brown has been quite a sight to see. Kendall has shined through sports, leadership and grades. He has been a defensive back/ Wide receiver on Varsity Football and sprinter for 100m in Varsity Track for 3 years. As for leadership and activities, it’s an endless list! As a Sophomore he was Lt.Governor, sophomore prince, Jr. Class Governor, Commissioner of Special Projects, Homecoming King Nominee, member of many clubs, Varsity Football Team Captain, a member of NSHSS and CSF, and made Honor Roll. Wow, barely have enough fingers to count it all! Academically, Kendall has maintained a 4.0 throughout high school in various challenging and rigorous classes.
After graduating, Kendall would like to pursue a profession in Sports business. He would like to attend Harvard University, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, or Brown University.
Wherever journey KB is taken, it will forever be known that he will tackle each endeavor with zeal, class, intelligence, and most importantly, SWAG!
“Failure is not final”