It’s high school in 2016, my family is sitting around the table eating dinner as my dad tells us he has an announcement. It’s silent for a second before my sister and I impatiently throw out guesses; all of which were wrong.
We're moving to Charlotte next summer
I have no idea how to feel. This isn’t necessarily my first move, but it is my first as a person old enough to understand the impact of this.
At Horace Mann, academics were the only thing I ever worried about
Everywhere I went, people were talking about this athlete and this sport and that coach and how incredible they are as opposed to how great all their classes and teachers are. At one point, the headmaster came to get me in the middle of a class to meet with different coaches and talk about potentially playing sports.
You think Coach Lawrence can win another championship?
With this visit under my belt I spent the next eight months thinking ‘when I start in the fall, will school even be taken seriously’
Finding a balance between academic and athletic commitment taught me more about myself as a student and my value for education. I wanted a workload permitting me to learn outside the classroom
Gotta put more work in on the field and get my offers up