At Longmont High, we are known for our skilled athletes and programs. Along with having great programs, we also have students who take being a “Student-Athlete” to a whole new level. Mason Peterson, sophomore, is one of few who plays hockey at our school.
Mason started playing hockey when he was five. He said he decided to play hockey because he was “good at it”. Currently, he plays for the Roughriders, who are from Westminster. He says the hardest part of being a hockey player is balancing school and sports. Because his team practices for 2-3 hours everyday, it’s hard to manage his time wisely between doing homework and making it to practice.
To balance out school and his sport, he does his homework in the car and uses tutors. He says its very hard to maintain good grades. His team requires a 4.0 grade average and is very strict about it. This helps him continue to do well in school. His team also travels out of state about 10 times a year, so he often misses school and has to try and catch up on what he has missed out on.
His favorite hockey memory includes making his current team, the Roughriders. One of his favorite parts of hockey is the fights that break out. He loves spending time with his teammates and “out of state tournaments are always fun because of what we do in the hotels.”
Students like Mason are an excellent example of our athletes who have to go above and beyond to continue to be a good student. Longmont is proud of athletes like Mason, and are very congratulatory towards them. Continue to keep working hard even through busy times, and you are likely to be recognized.