A Soccer Player Balances Schoolwork and Athletics

Student Athlete of the Month: August Jensen

Isabella Scipioni

Journalism Student

August Jensen was only four years old when his family moved to Pennsylvania from Copenhagen, Denmark. Now a sophomore, Jensen spends most of his time playing soccer. Whether it is for Freedom or for his LV United team, Jensen cannot get enough of the sport. Spending so much time on the field can make completing schoolwork a challenge.

  “When I get home from school I try to work on my homework as soon as possible. Sometimes I’ll even work on the bus,” said Jensen, sophomore.

   Despite his crushing workload, he still finds a way to balance it all. He has managed to be successful in sports and athletics. Jensen says that all athletes should always work hard in and out of practice to succeed. He hopes to keep up his grades and to become a great soccer player.

  “I hope to be ranked in the top fifty in my class and maybe even play soccer professionally in the future,” said Jensen.

  These dreams are certainly not unattainable. Two of Jensen’s biggest role models have also found athletic success.

  “I really look up to Cristiano Ronaldo and Christian Eriksen,” said Jensen.

  Cristiano Ronaldo, a player of Real Madrid, has lead his team to winning several championships including the Fifa Club World Cup. Christian Eriksen is a very young, talented player for Denmark. Jensen hopes to be as successful as these two someday.

  Being a student athlete definitely is not easy. It requires hard work and determination to be successful. Even with all the challenges, Jensen and other student athletes prove to us that it is possible.

Caption: August Jensen playing soccer for LV United.

Photo Submission: August Jensen

Mrs. Erdman is an English and journalism teacher at Freedom High School in the Bethlehem Area School District in Bethlehem, PA.

Please feel free to visit her sites: Mrs. Erdman     The Freedom Forum

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