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The busy schedules of Groves students

Natalya Gjekaj
Freshman, Sona Baldwin, holds many bags as she prepares for all the activities she has to attend after school.

Outside of school, students have booming schedules. How do students balance school along with making time for family and friends, jobs and extracurriculars? I decided to ask Groves freshman Collin Gregory to find out how he’s able to make it all happen. Collin juggles two jobs and sports outside of school.

 When thinking about tips for others who work and have other responsibilities after school activities,  Gregory suggests that it’s important to, “focus more in school because school is most important, don’t let your job get to you because some managers are disrespectful for no reason, so make sure you stay in school kids, and balance your time.” This implies that staying in school is one of the most important things you could do for yourself as a student. Yes, having a job is important, however, school should remain a number one priority.

Gregory mentioned what he does best when it comes to being busy, he uses time management. Gregory utilizes “time management, and plans ahead so he knows if he has to go to work, theater or track after school, and to make sure he is not behind on anything.” Time management for high school students involves organizing tasks efficiently, allocating time wisely for studying, extracurricular activities, and personal pursuits to maintain a balanced and productive lifestyle. 

Managing time wisely and preserving physical and emotional well-being can be extremely difficult when juggling two jobs, going to school, and playing sports. These demands call for careful planning when it comes to having many things to participate in. Maintaining a balance between these obligations develops a disciplined routine and imparts priceless tenacity and prioritization abilities. Students should prioritize their education over employment, and if they choose to have a job or do outside school activities, they should use time management skills to balance both responsibilities effectively. 

Many Groves students participate in school activities and after school jobs. This could be overwhelming for students. Collin Gregory is an example of a student who manages his time wisely. TIme management is a key tool of a successful person. With good time management you will be able to have more opportunities to get things done quicker and you have a better chance of getting further in life. Using time management and being able to manage many activities you are able to gain intelligence for better colleges.

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Natalya Gjekaj
Natalya Gjekaj, Reporter
Natalya Gjekaj is a freshman at Groves, it's her first year doing journalism. She loves taking pictures to capture the different moments. She enjoys taking pictures of the beautiful sky when there's a sunset or sunrise. She likes to watch shows and movies with her friends, and she enjoys playing lacrosse and volleyball. She loves learning about new things in history class. She admires reading because she gets to feel like a part of the book. She loves to travel all over Europe. Some of her favorite places are Albania, Italy, and Germany.
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