Friday, July 23

The day in the life of MVHS Athlete: Devan Melwani

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Devan Melwani starts the day bright and early. 

“I feel like I’m pretty unique for a teenager because I get up a lot earlier…around 6:30,” Melwani said.

He notes that he is able to be more productive in the morning both because of distance learning and because of his current schedule. 

Last year, he had a zero period class that kept him from being as productive, since it started early in the morning, but this year he has neither a zero period nor a first-period class, so he is able to complete a lot more work earlier.

“I feel like I’m most productive in the morning…I’m definitely a morning person,” said Melwani.

Usually, he starts the day with homework and extracurricular work, has breakfast around 7:30, then transitions to exercise. Depending on the day, the type of exercise varies. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Melwani does Peloton stationary bike workouts, around

“…20 or 30 minutes…though usually a really intense workout because it’s for such a short time.”

On Mondays and Tuesdays, he does a quick, ten-minute workout to strengthen his arms–usually a strength workout–or his core.

After, Melwani said that he usually finishes up his homework or watches a little bit of TV to wind down before online classes begin.

After school, he sometimes goes on a walk after sitting for so long during online classes.

Though Melwani is usually a Cross Country athlete, he decided to take a break from running due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, he notes that he hasn’t decided on a plan to resume.

“I’m not sure if I’ll resume Cross Country when [quarantine]is over, though I know that’s not a very definitive answer…it really depends”

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Sophia is a sophomore in her 2nd year in Oracle who is excited to work as an assistant copy editor and web photography editor. In her free time she enjoys reading, sewing, volunteering, and writing poetry.

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    The photo of Devan Melwani in action is a study in concentration. Determination is written all over his face. The positions of the arms gives us a idea that his technique is well suited to Cross Country running. More power to Devan.

    Sophia, your write up has created a vivid account of day in the life of Devan Melwani. You’ve done a great interview.

    Devan has done his grandfather and family proud

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