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Balancing track and field with junior year

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Balancing track and field with junior year

Nadine Haddad, Director of Social Media

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It is commonly acknowledged that junior year is the most stressful aspect of one’s high school career. Why blame them? The list of priorities is an endless one — not only are juniors highly concerned about their grades, SAT/ACT scores and post-graduation plans, but they are also committed to a number of clubs and extracurricular activities that they must fit in their busy schedules.

One of these hard working juniors includes Andre Hamelberg, who strives every week to balance his academic and athletic life. As a runner for Milton Track and Field, Hamelberg reveals that he faces a lot of challenges making it to practice since he has “a lot of school work and other extracurricular activities to focus on,” including science olympiad, math team, and a few honor societies.

When asked whether track and field or junior year takes more energy, Hamelberg says that it is the “balance of the two which is most straining.” He suggests that while junior year is already very stressful, track and field offers him other obstacles to face. Some of these struggles include participating in three hours of practice Mondays through Fridays as well as attending meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

When it comes down to running the 400 meter dash, however, Hamelberg explains that the stress he faces is “so worth it.” He discloses that being a runner helps him make new friends and enjoy exercising, and that running for Milton teaches him the value of time management, the drawbacks of procrastination and the importance of putting in his 100% towards everything he does.

Hamelberg’s motivation and ability to be active in ventures that involve the community, academics and athletics allow him to take on an important time of his life and prove that junior year is not as bad as it may seem.

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Nadine Haddad, Staff Writer

Nadine Haddad is a junior at Milton and a staff writer for The Eagle Edition. She enjoys baking, playing the piano, and watching Netflix. She is looking...

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