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Namir Awan

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer

Namir is a junior and a 2nd year staff photographer for The Sidekick. Namir has a younger sister who is a freshman. Namir loves to watch and play basketball and football. He's a wide receiver in football and a guard in basketball. Namir loves sports because he loves playing with friends and enjoys being outside. Namir enjoys learning about history because he likes learning about the past. He also enjoys talking and helping others. Namir does fundraisers to help those in need and is always looking out for those around him. He also loves to play video games with his friends; his favorite game is Rocket League, which allows him to destress after a long week. Namir enjoys traveling with his family; his favorite place he's ever been to is Italy. He visited Rome, The Vatican, Pompei, and Naples in Italy. He's studying whenever Namir isn't helping people, playing sports, or playing video games. He is currently taking AP US History, AP Environmental Sciences, AP English Language and Composition, AP Chemistry, and AP Pre Calculus. Namir loves to listen to music when he studies. He loves to listen to R&B, Pop, and Rap. Namir also loves to cook with his family; his favorite dish is burgers. Namir also works at Kumon; he enjoys working there because he enjoys helping kids learn math and reading. As Namir settles back into school he is excited for this upcoming year as he goes into his second year of being on The Sidekick. 

All content by Namir Awan
Coppell swim senior Sean Li leads Coppell swim as team captain. Li takes on New York University as a business major and looks to continue swimming in college.

Making waves at state

Namir Awan, Staff Writer
March 21, 2024
Valley Ranch Elementary School’s playground equipment is rusted and showing wear and tear. Proposition A of the Coppell ISD Bond Package allows for playground renovations for all district elementary schools aside from Canyon Ranch Elementary School.

Playground pioneers

Namir Awan, Staff Writer
March 4, 2024
Coppell sophomore Emery Darrow attempts a reverse pike dive at Coppell YMCA on Jan. 24. As Coppell dive team captain, Darrow has broken several school records and consistently places in competition.

Diving for greatness

Namir Awan, Staff Writer
February 1, 2024
Coppell freshman wrestler Josh Perez wrestles a Lewisville player in the Coppell Round-Up at the Coppell High School Fieldhouse on Nov 17. The Cowboys placed third in this meet as they look forward to another good year of wrestling.

Time to step up

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
December 7, 2023
Coppell senior guard Ella Spiller attempts to cross up a defender from Frisco Memorial at CHS Arena on Nov. 28. Having played basketball for 13 years, Spiller serves as a leader to the Cowgirls both in and out of the court.

Injuries no match for Spiller’s drive

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
December 7, 2023
Coppell senior wide receiver Baron Tipton rises over senior safety Ashton Williams for a touchdown reception on Saturday at Choctaw Stadium. The Cowboys season ended with a 52-45 loss to the Bobcats in the Class 6A Division II Region I semifinals.

Column: From underlooked to the team to beat

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
November 29, 2023
Coppell senior wide receiver Luca Grosoli rushes against the Flower Mound defense at Buddy Echols Field on Oct. 27. Coppell plays Plano at John Clark Stadium at 7 p.m. tonight for the final game of the regular season.

Striving for regular season perfection

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
November 3, 2023
Coppell High School senior Jackson Cusano rushes to get back to Buddy Echols Field for halftime at the Coppell football game against Plano East on Oct. 13. Cusano fills the role of  team manager with kindness and attention to support the team.

Equipping for success

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
October 24, 2023
Coppell junior wide receiver Tucker Cusano makes a catch in traffic against Lewisville at Buddy Echols Field on Sept. 29. The Cowboys are on a roll defeating the reigning district champions and are 4–0 with huge aspirations to go further for the state championship.

Playoff hopeful

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
October 5, 2023
Coppell freshman cross country runners Lucas Ortigoza and Henry Hayden run through the CHS parking lot as a part of early morning practice. The Coppell cross country team has been focusing on improving their endurance and stamina as the District 6-6A Championship on Oct. 13 approaches.

Time for district championship

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
October 5, 2023
Coppell senior wide receiver Baron Tipton catches a pass from junior quarterback Edward Griffin during the third quarter against South Grand Prairie at Gopher-Warrior Bowl on Friday 9/1. Coppell defeated the Warriors, 44-34. The Cowboys face Lewisville tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field in their second District 6-6A game of the season against the reigning district champions.

Proving their status

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
September 28, 2023
The Coppell girls cross country team stretches at Buddy Echols Field after completing their morning run on Sep. 14. Tomorrow morning, the top 32 runners in the program will run at the Hoka/McNeil Invitational in Round Rock.

Two meets away

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
September 24, 2023
Coppell High School has eliminated C days for the 2023-24 school year. The campus returns to an A/B schedule, reminiscent of the 2021-22 school year.

Nothing to C Here

Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
September 8, 2023
Coppell junior forward Luca Grosoli carries past the defense on Friday at Buddy Echols Field. Coppell plays Plano West tonight at 7 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field.

[Photo] An ode to Taco Bell

Shreya Ravi, Staff Photographer
February 16, 2023
Sibusiso Ncube-Socks is a freshman on varsity basketball and strengthens his playing skills by applying academic principles. Ncube-Socks has an extensive basketball background which has helped him adjust to playing at the varsity level.

[Photo] A perfect formula for basketball

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist
November 22, 2022
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