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Stewart Fetzko attends Orinda Intermediate School in Orinda, Calif. His passions include the East Bay Debate League, rowing with the Oakland Stokes Crew team, and surfing.

Posted Dec. 22, 2015, 9 a.m. by Stewart Fetzko | View Comments
Three Tips for Balancing School with Sports

It’s a common challenge I face every day: staying on top of my schoolwork and making progress in crew equal priorities. Balancing these two parts of my life were big hurdles when starting my eighth-grade year at Orinda Intermediate School in Orinda, Calif. I thought I was prepared to tackle schoolwork with the pressures of late-night crew practices, but I was wrong. I found myself doing homework the class period before it was due, finishing reports on the bus, and waking up at 4 a.m. to complete assignments that ultimately, still weren’t my best effort. None of these were good ...