By Hayden Swope
Chloe Palivan, a tennis athlete from Derby, was chosen as the Shelter Insurance Athlete of the Month.
“This opportunity means so much to me and I am so incredibly grateful to have been chosen out of many other athletes,” Palivan said.
Palivan has been focusing on strengthening her weaknesses, and is ready to show her hard work back out on the court.
“For this upcoming season, I have been preparing with more practice and individually working on my weaknesses,” Palivan said. “A particular weakness I have is getting a consistent serve for my games.”
While she has been targeting winning regular season games, Palivan has also made a goal to make it to the state match later in the season.
“One of my biggest goals is qualifying for state this year,” Eshelman said. “I’m also hoping to improve my overall record this season.”
Palivan is not only a leader on the court, but is also involved in the National Honors Society at Derby. After graduation, Palivan will be continuing her studies at Wichita State University and Kansas University.
“My future plans consist of going to Wichita State University and Kansas University to receive my bachelor’s degree and then head to pharmacy school to soon become a pharmacist.