Liam Bradford joined The Spokesman-Review in June of 2023 as a summer high school intern as part of the Teen Journalism Institute through a grant from Bank of America. He is a senior at Lakeland High School in Rathdrum, Idaho.
Often, one of the most challenging stages of an athlete’s career is the transition from battling high school competition to collegiate competition. The talent collegiate athletes possess is typically far more enhanced than what you can expect from a high school standout.
Many athletes work the majority of their childhood to prepare themselves for success in high school football. Some need years of training and experience to compete, but Lakeland High School’s starting placekicker Owen Forsman didn’t grow up playing on the gridiron.
The significant time many teens spend online can play a substantial role in their lives. With the new school year starting, some limitations may need to be set to ensure students maintain a healthy lifestyle.