Sixth-Grader Interviewed by ESPN as Students, Staff Show Chiefs Spirit

ESPN Haircut
Shawnee Mission School District

Antonio King, sixth-grader at Corinth Elementary School, received an opportunity to be interviewed by a professional journalist from ESPN. King volunteered to have his haircut like Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs quarterback, joining many across our community in celebrating the success of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The segment, featuring King, will air on Sunday morning, January 20.

Andre Carnegie, Student Success Liaison for the district, has been a role model and mentor to King for the past five years. When the opportunity became available, Carnegie asked King if he was interested in being interviewed. Carnegie was on-hand to support King through the interview and haircut.

“Carnegie is an academic and social mentor for students at Corinth,” Chris Lowe, principal, said. “He excels at building trust and relationships with his mentees and their families.”

King, who plays linebacker on his undefeated football team, said he was excited to be on camera with ESPN getting his Mahomes haircut at the Purple Label Barber Shop in Overland Park.

Many students and staff across the district are cheering for the Chiefs as they prepare to compete in the AFC championship game.

Roesland students and staff showed their spirit by working together on an all school video. You can see their attempt to be louder than Arrowhead stadium here.

The school food service manager and assistants regularly decorated the school cafeteria on Red Fridays and the activity gave a great way for the students and staff to show pride for the community, Jennifer Woolever, principal said.

“When we do activities like this, we become a team,” Amelia Williams, library media specialist said. “We feel proud to be a part of the Roesland Panthers and cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs. It creates a sense of community and team building.”