Soccer, football, golf and basketball – Chris Kelly has suited up in Viking red for them all throughout high school.

When he’s not wearing goalkeepers’ gloves or holding a five-iron, he is wearing a crown – he was named prom and homecoming king by his peers this year (he didn’t tell me that one, I had to hear it from Principal Laurie Fong).

He sees himself eventually studying at Cal Poly but will spend at least one year competing for the goalkeeper job with the SRJC Bear Cubs next fall.

Kelly says graduation day is bittersweet, mostly because he has bled Montgomery red for years. He has played hoops with the same group of guys who make up the Viking varsity team since their days at Strawberry school.

He also plays alto sax in the school band.

“It’s going to be bittersweet because I’m moving on with my life,” he said. “But I’ve spent so many years and extra hours for the school.”

Life at Montgomery has offered many friendships from many corners of campus, depending on what Kelly is up to.