School activities bring communities together

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By Bob Gardner

Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.

Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It teaches important life lessons, too. In fact, high school athletes not only have higher grade point averages and fewer school absences than nonathletes, they also develop the kind of work habits and self-discipline skills that help them become more responsible and productive community members.

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