Our first recipient, seventh grader Coleman P., participates on the Live Oak cross country team this year. Coleman was interviewed and asked about his thoughts on academics and athletics. Here were his responses:
Q: What is something you’ve learned from either athletics or academics and were able to apply to the other field?
A: Something I learned from athletics that I apply to academics is to be open to new concepts. As a soccer player, my team is constantly adapting our strategies to be able to work better together. I have to be open and flexible, and this can apply to writing, reading, or math.
Q: What is your favorite subject?
A: My favorite school subject will change from time to time, but currently, the subject I enjoy most is science. We are learning a lot about the earth and I enjoy that.
Q: Do you have an academic or athletic role model? If so, who is it and why?
A: My athletic role model would probably be Lionel Messi, because of all the challenges that he faced being a shorter than average player.
Our second recipient, eighth grader Kyelle G., participates on the Live Oak volleyball team this year. Kyelle was also interviewed on some of these same topics and here were her responses:
Q: What is similar between academics and athletics?
A: I think that something that is similar between academics and athletics is that they both take skill, but you can also practice both of them and get better.
Q: Do you find yourself working equally hard in both athletics and academics? If not, which one do you work harder at?
A: I think I work equally in both academics and athletics, but I obviously have more fun in athletics.
Q: What is your favorite sport?
A: My favorite sport to play is probably soccer, because I’ve been playing soccer since kindergarten, but I also do enjoy volleyball a lot.
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