Native Spotlight! Meet Farrah…

Farrah Parrish is a 14 year old descendant of the Klamath Tribes. She is the daughter of Brad Parrish and AJ Heemsah; granddaughter of Roberta Frost and the late Terry Parrish Sr. Farrah has grown up on the side lines watching both her parents play basketball. Now Farrah is starting to fulfill her own destiny and make a name for herself on the hardwood.

Farrah is a high school freshman that has been playing for a traveling AAU team called “Seattle Future.” Farrah is starting to play on a National level and will be traveling to National tournaments to play in front of college scouts. It is Farrah’s dream to play Division 1 college basketball.   

As an 8th grader last Spring Farrah’s team played up in the high school divisions.  Farrah has already received 1 college letter of interest from a D1 school. The University of Washington Women’s Basketball program.  Upon receiving the letter Farrah said, “It felt surreal receiving the letter.  Is this really happening? My heart was pounding and after reading the letter I had nothing but tears of joy.”   UW has extended an invite to Farrah for practices/games and tour the University.

Farrah works hard in the classroom as she does on the court.  She is maintaining a 3.6 GPA in all her classes. “I’m not sure what I want to study in college yet. But I really do enjoy mathematics. My hardest class at the moment is Chinese.  Writing in Chinese is full of difficulties and every stroke has a meaning. It doesn’t help that my teacher is Chinese and from China. She is very peculiar about their culture and how it’s presented.  I also really enjoy being in High school. Our campus is so big and has that University feel,” says Farrah.

“I am looking forward to the spring season with my travel team Seattle Future.  We are traveling to Chicago for the Nike Tournament of Champions.  There are other travel tournaments; but all are mainly on the West Coast.  Irvine, CA; Henderson, NV; and plenty in Salem or Portland, OR.  When playing in these tournaments it’s all about the play by play under pressure.  Coaches are looking for a player’s adversity, coach ability, and qualities that may help their program.  So when I’m on the court I give it my all.” -Farrah

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Way to go Farrah!

At some point she’d like to come to the Chiloquin/Klamath Area for a spaghetti feed or something to see everyone! When it gets worked out she/ and her Mom, will send out a notice.