This month’s athlete of the month is junior Emerson James. James plays left field on the baseball team and has been playing since age 5.
With an array of AP classes as well as extracurricular activities to juggle, James says it can be hard to balance everything. Serving as the Junior Class Vice President, he also feels that baseball has taught him leadership.
“I think baseball teaches you to be a leader in the classroom,” James says. “But I also think that the vice versa is true.”
James stated that school teaches many useful things about being a teammate and leader alike as well: two critical life skills.
Although James enjoys high school baseball, he has no further aspirations to play at the collegiate level. “Playing in college would be even more difficult than balancing school and sports in high school, so it’s a no.”