Student Spotlights - Sammy Allen and Marvin White
This month we would like to showcase two individuals for their outstanding accomplishments this past weekend. As you know, our Men’s Basketball team defeated Merritt College of Oakland for the championship of the San Jose City College Tip Off Tournament. Two of our student-athletes were outstanding in our victories: Sammy Allen and Marvin White.
Sammy was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament and Marvin was named to the All-Tournament Team. These second-year players are planning to transfer to a university when their journey ends at Lassen Community College in May of 2015.
Sammy Allen was born in Oakland, California. He attended Maxwell Park Elementary, Wood Middle School, and Alameda High School. Sammy was a three-year participant on the varsity at Alameda. He earned all-league honors during his senior year. At Lassen, Sammy is majoring in Sociology. His future goal is to become a probation officer and own a series of group homes that emphasize helping youth in his community achieve their goals.
Marvin White was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended Morningside Elementary/Middle School and Paschal High School.He participated in varsity basketball during his junior and senior years. As a senior, he was the Offensive Player of the Year. At Lassen, he is majoring in Social Science. In the future, he would like to build a workout facility/group home for the youth in his community and keep them off the streets.