Studies and sports a delicate balance at Lansing schools

By Meg Dedyne
Listen Up, Lansing Staff Reporter

Charnel Gloss, a 12th-grader at Everett High School in Lansing, said that the hardest part of being on the basketball team and being a student is keeping her grades up. “It’s hard to find time to eat, sleep, go to practice and keep your grades up,” Gloss said. “Everything is really busy and it’s worth it but it takes a lot of work.”

Every day, high school students try to balance their time between school, sports and other extracurricular activities. Young athletes deal with the constant challenges of doing well in school, doing well in sports and finding time for other commitments such as family and work. Gloss said that time management is also a big deal while being a student-athlete.