by Larry Murray.......
If you are interested in obtaining insight to the mindset of the typical Keys high school student, I urge you to read the "Prep Sports: Class of 2018 Senior Spotlight". This is a daily feature on the sports page of the Key West Citizen. The Citizen has published this feature for a number of years and I find the comments very insightful.
I urge you to pay particular attention to the responses to two questions: "Regarding the sports you play and academics, what's more important in your life?" and "What goals do you have next year, academically and/or athletically?". The responses to those questions are, I think, very enlightening and informative. They tell you a lot about student attitudes, what they think and believe, especially with regard to the importance or lack thereof of academics.
I will not say any more about the content of the answers, leaving it to you to be the judge.