I’m not sure how they do it. High school and college athletes spend so much time practicing, playing, working out and traveling to and from games that it’s a miracle they still have the time to finish their homework and sometimes even hold part-time jobs. Which makes Joy Harpham’s accomplishments that much more impressive. In case you missed it, the trackster and volleyball player was singled out in Tuesday’s paper for being named the Ashland Kiwanis April Student of the Month. Besides earning second-team all-SOH 5A recognition as a member of the volleyball team, and clearing 5-feet to win the Medford Rotary Relays high jump on April 7, Harpham has also managed to find time to:
1. Maintain a 3.66 gpa.
2. Serve as vice president of her class as a junior.
3. As a member of the Global Citizens Club organize the Aids Awareness Dance fundraiser and week-long hunger-awareness project.
4. As a member of the redesign team, help to identify communication needs for the school.
5. Work as a lifeguard at the YMCA.