Scholar-athletes can still achieve in local schools

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My Views

By Thomas Barr

 In glancing through the list of scholarship winners and honorees at the three high school graduations on Saturday, it was heart-warming to see that so many of the students also competed in athletic competitions.

Students can juggle athletics, academics, extracurricular activities and even a job. And they can still make excellent grades.

Each year, The Pioneer News has the honor of profiling top graduates. The entire section is a wonderful production, thanks to the support of advertisers in our community.

We could not produce the section without the assistance of the yearbook sponsors and senior counselors at each of the schools.

One of those scholar-athletes who graduated from Bullitt Central with honors was Curtis Goins.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get his survey information in time for publication. However, the story is important enough that I’ll put a little information in the paper today.

Goins, the son of Jerry and Marcy Goins, was a two-year participant of the golf team at Bullitt Central and the past five years he played on the baseball team. This year, he was selected for the 24th District tournament team.

He spent some of his high school time attending Jefferson Community and Technical College earning dual college credits.

Goins plans on attending the University of Louisville or Campbellsville University with a major in physical therapy.

Congrats to Curtis and all the graduates but especially those who go beyond the normal classroom work and participate in sports or other extracurricular activities.