Senior Perrin named to all-conference first team

Published on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 by Kevin Minnick

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The Blaine girls’ basketball team’s state run this season was the furthest the team had been since 2004.

Senior Stefawn Perrin has been at the helm since freshman year, developing a reputation as the Borderites’ consistent go-to threat. Perrin was recently named to the All-Northwest Conference first team. Now that her high school basketball career is over, The Northern Light asked Perrin what she thought of it all.

TNL: What was your favorite moment of the season? Of your career?

Perrin: My favorite moment of the season was when we beat Sehome [High School] in overtime. That was a great team experience. And you know, the whole state experience was great. This whole season was just full of great moments.

TNL: What will you take away from these four years?


Perrin: I’ve gained a better understanding of working with other people and working as a team – really listening to other people, and being that leader who doesn’t completely take over, but is there. I have learned a lot.

TNL: Do you like the pressure/responsibility that came with leadership?

Perrin: I do like the pressure of that, but I also like when other people do really good things in the game. I just like working as a
team to get that win. I don’t care if I score all the points or whatnot. As long as we play as a team and win the game, it’s nice.

TNL: You put up 13 points in the final loss to WF West. Were you satisfied with that being the last game of your career?

Perrin: Yeah, I think so. I think we played a great game, but nothing was falling. We had the nerves obviously, being in the big [Tacoma] dome. And yeah, it was satisfying as my last game. I wish it wasn’t, obviously, but I think we played a really good game.

TNL: What are your plans for the future?

Perrin: I’m going to go to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona to pursue aeronautical engineering. I want to get into the Air Force ROTC or somehow get in the Air Force and hopefully make that my life.

TNL: How did you get interested in flying?

Perrin: A couple years ago, a friend and I were talking about what we wanted to do when we got older. She said [aeronautics], and it kind of piqued my interest. I ended up looking into it.

TNL: What else interests you?

Perrin: I like school, obviously. I really like school. I like working and hanging out with family and friends. I work at Little Caesar’s and at my neighbors’ business, Blaine Enterprises.

TNL: Do you enjoy any other sports?

Perrin: I grew up playing fastpitch [softball]. I love playing fastpitch. That’s pretty much the only other sport I play. I did track and field last year, but I wasn’t very good at it. So, I did fastpitch my freshman and sophomore year, and we made it to state both of those years. I eventually decided to do track because I wanted to get more in shape to focus more on basketball.

TNL: Do you have siblings?

Perrin: Yes, I do, and they are way older. I have seven nieces and nephews, so I hang out more with them than my brothers and sisters. My brother lives here in Blaine, my sister lives in Bellingham, and my other brother lives in California.