Competing and Maintaining Good Grades

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Competing and Maintaining Good Grades

Delaney working on math homework during lunch so after practice she won't need to worry about it.

Delaney working on math homework during lunch so after practice she won't need to worry about it.

Cecil Foster

Delaney working on math homework during lunch so after practice she won't need to worry about it.

Cecil Foster

Cecil Foster

Delaney working on math homework during lunch so after practice she won't need to worry about it.

Cecil Foster, Journalist

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Everyone knows how difficult it is to maintain a passing grade in class, University Prep has even higher standards and one more period than the average high school.

Although mainly an academic school, UP has sports teams as well. Many students take on sports and academics. Some challenge themselves to take on the responsibility of several sports while still maintaining a good GPA and taking AP classes. There are all kinds of opportunities to get sports scholarships, but taking AP classes and getting good grades are the keys to getting into a good college.

So one question that comes to mind is, how do the student athletes of University Prep maintain good grades? Class of 2020’s Delaney Torres, is ranked first in her class and may well have the answer. She is currently on the basketball team and just got off of the volleyball team, so there isn’t much of a resting period for her during the transition. As for how she balances academics with sports, Torres responds, “I do my homework during my T.A. period and while everyone is socializing I do my homework instead of waiting until later when I’m exhausted after practice. Also, I don’t really study because I have a good memory when we learn something new in class.” For Torres, keeping up with her grades isn’t as stressful as many might believe. “I have balanced my classes out. I have 3 AP classes, then I have 1 regular class, then 3 elective classes. In 2 of my classes, I am able to catch up on work that I wasn’t able to finish.”

Delaney Torres is one of UP’s many student athletes and she is proof that it is possible to have outstanding grades and still enjoy the fun of playing sports.

 

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Cecil Foster, Journalist

Position: Academics/Journalist/Team Smarties

Grade: 11th grade

Hobbies: Play baseball, basketball

Favorite Foods: Hispanic food

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