Sports have always been a hot topic in the academic world. They are seen as a great extracurricular activity that creates a sense of community between players. On the other hand, sports are viewed as a distraction from school. Everyone can agree that sports have become the focal point at many schools leading teachers to feel academics have become secondary. The seemingly endless debate is addressed by Dr. Mark Edmundson in an article of his that was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Students are expected to work their hardest. Schools will recruit the athletes who will work to keep up their academics and performance. A student mentioned, “But that whole week was designated to my studies because I had to catch up,’ said McCarthy, whose days usually start at 5:32 a.m. and end late at night in front of a textbook. ‘By
Athletic programs in college have grown tremendously since they first began years ago, and now some believe that collegiate athletics have no place in higher education. Contrary to this, if one takes a closer look they see that college athletics do play a valuable role in higher education and should continue to play a part in the college experience. Students who participate in college athletics help carry out their school’s traditions, and by competing at such a high level they have the chance to put their school on the map. While competing, these people handle the load of a full-time college student and learn to be responsible and reliable. Some see college athletics as just a business, but truly they provide an opportunity for young adults to compete in the sport that they love, while getting an education and learning lessons that will last a lifetime.
The argument of sports in our high schools will not go away, as kids go to high school and experience the American obsession with high school sports. High schools are supposed to be a place of learning, so we must ask ourselves what are they really? As posed by Ripley, “If sports were not central to the mission of American high schools, then what would be?” (1). I feel that the focus of our high schools should be academics, not how good you are at a sport, because we come to high school for learning and
Enrollment for the college grew to 57 percent because of the increase of sports on the campus (Sander 3). The sudden growth in student enrollment was viewed as a great benefit, however; because of the rising number of students, Adrian College had to higher their standards which lowered the schools acceptance rate from 93 percent to 76 percent (Sander 3). Because of the new addition of sports for the school, student athletes became one of the biggest groups attending the college (Sander 5). Ever since Adrian College’s change, the school has become more susceptible to positive recognition. Athletics raising a college from the ground up is a suitable summary for the situation that Adrian College went through because it fully captures the essence of the capabilities that a college sport has (Sander 1). Another instance that shows the affect that college sports have is with community colleges. In places like the Midwest, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, sports programs have become strong for community colleges as seen by facilitators (Ashburn 2). At Guilford Tech, college officials saw starting up varsity sports to widen student activity as a good choice (Ashburn 3). If sports are being used at community colleges for overall benefits, people must be noticing the profound affects that college sports can do. Many future college students, as well as current, feel that if a college does not have an athletics program
Furthermore, Neil added that a low number of student athletes graduate due to the pressure, stress, and overload of commitments. In contrast, I find that not to be true because I have seen several of my teammates graduate, along with my sisters and friends on other sports teams. Later Neil said, “I soon discovered that the prevailing stereotypes did not always apply” (pg 32). Neil supports his statement by expanding on the diversity of student athletes in activities of daily living.
I can confidently say that my involvement in athletics and activities at Seminary High School has had a tremendous, positive effect on my life and my success in school. Whether it was on the court or in practice my experiences in these athletic programs have benefitted me in many different aspects of my life such as physical fitness, social relationships, and academics.
Many student athletes at Kennedy have played a sport throughout all four years in high school, and many don’t plan to continue their experience after they graduate. Towards the end of high school, student athletes are faced with the dilemma where the high school sport they have played, will be continued in college or parted with.
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The gargantuan size of Roncalli High School can be extremely overwhelming. The class of 2019 is the largest class Roncalli High School has ever had in its forty-six years of educational service. The difference between the number of students in my grade at Our Lady of the Greenwood and Roncalli High School is about three hundred. With three hundred freshmen to maintain, I feel that I might not receive enough attention and guidance for my issues from my counselors and teachers. Since so many students are involved with sports, most of the teams
I have lived in Catatonk and attended Candor Central School my entire life, and while some may think a small school and community may have limited opportunities, I have been fortunate to be involved in many personally gratifying activities. I have studied tap, jazz, ballet and contemporary dance at Kathy Hansen’s School of Dance for twelve years. I ran on the cross country team in the fall of my senior year. This was a personal victory for me, as I struggled with asthma and didn’t think participating in a sport that required running over three miles was something I’d ever be able to accomplish. While I was not an amazing runner, getting up and moving changed me physically and mentally for the better. I have also been involved in Key Club and
When a student continuously participates in a plethora of activities, he proves to colleges and other institutions that provide scholarships he is capable of multiple responsibilities and discipline. Volunteering and active school participation shows dedication and an eagerness to learn new skills and knowledge. Looking at what my college has to offer in regards to club activities, I regret my hesitance. What now could have been an opportunity to extend my knowledge beyond what I learned in middle or high school is now a late attempt at joining a community that is already informed and involved on a certain interest. It is because of this crucial mistake that I now want to implore students who show little to no desire to become actively involved in school or a community to do more, to try and, in trying, you
These activities take time out of his busy schedule, but still finds time to complete his assignments on time and with great accuracy. While most students shy away from taking on so many activities their junior year, Jerry welcomes the challenge of contributing to the community and, at the same time, being successful in the classroom.
As an independent school, we are not an ordinary place. At St’ Andrews, our teachers, clubs, councils, resources and programs all have one purpose to serve, and one mission in mind- to find what boys learn best and enjoy most. Promoting academic learning, leadership skills, respect, responsibility and social awareness academically and athletically and with co-curricular classes are our school’s objective. Furthermore, with our resources, boys at SAC will have numerous opportunities to face new challenges, play or attend new activities, whether that be a new sport or class, and discover new passions they’ve never experienced before like DECA, Debating, drama or the 111-year-old cadet program. Additionally, boys can choose from 71 teams across
In the past twenty years we have seen the new generation of young people being directed toward participating in school activities, mainly athletics. Today athletics and other activities play an important part in students’ lives. Carl Schlesser (2004). Is all this participation benefiting the students or is it harming their academics?