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High School Athletes on Honor Roll for Sports

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to play. This also gives them a drive to do better in sports. When they do well at their studies, they feel accomplished when they play. This also motivates them to do better. On top of all these reasons, making this rule applicable to schools allows kids to be able to pursue outside of sports things such as getting a job or getting to college. It all revolves around this one single change. Martha Little, superintendent of a school district in Boston says, “Through the prolonged period of 2013 and 2014 in which GPA and honors in sports has taken effect, Boston schools have begun to make changes for the greater good of their athletes. The students must be on honor roll to participate in sports and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This has encouraged athletes and has made them prosper towards education as well as sports. Many of the athletes have done so well that they have been permitted to scholarships in not only athletics but in their education as well.”

(Transition To Summary: In this year alone, the amount of student-athletes that have made into phenomenal schools is tremendous number after making the change to academics coming first.)


After discussing the great problems with athletics affecting our academic community, the causes for this to happen, and finally the solution, I feel that we have to make a difference to make students better as a whole.

With this being said, as a student we have to work harder in class to make sure that the effort we put in on the field is being shown in classroom as well. My plan for the student body as a whole may be a handful at first, but will eventually help you immensely in the long run.

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