Moore’s Kason Landrum – Academic Athlete of the Month Presented by Republic Bank & Trust

By Derrick Smith

Success is something that can mean something different to each of us. But no matter what it means to you, there is one thing that is always true. Success cannot be given, it must be earned with hard work. And Kason Landrum says that is what has helped him become the person he is today.

“It has taken a lot of hard work, dedication, and determination at my sport to be successful at this level,” he said. “Lots of hours and time have been put into practice and getting better to perform at my best. Playing the game of basketball hasn’t always been a smooth process but I stuck with it when things got hard and have seen myself become a better person and player because of it.”

Landrum is a senior at Moore High School, where he plays shooting guard for the Lions’ basketball team. He is no stranger to basketball, as he began playing when he was six years old.

There have been many people that have made impacts on Kason’s life. He says that his family and friends are a big reason for who he is.

“Some of my biggest influences are the people that love and support me,” he said. “My parents and close friends push me to be the best I can be both on and off the court.”

In the classroom, Landrum says that one of his teachers has been a great role model for him to look up to.

“Mr. Kniffen is definitely one of the best teachers I’ve ever met,” Kason said. “I’ve had the opportunity to get to know him and to be able to run a program with him as well. He shows great leadership qualities such as showing us how to be successful and pushing us to be our best. He has such a powerful positive influence in my life that I’m very grateful for.”

Kason serves at co-commissioner of Moore High School’s FUSE Program. It includes being a mentor and friend to the freshman class. He is also a member of The Jungle, where he enjoys showing his school spirit in all aspects.