Kameron Green: In School and on the Court
March 23, 2022
Fair Grove Junior, Kameron Green, is an honor roll student, and all state athlete. Over the years, Green has had tremendous success as both an athlete and a student.
She became an Eagle in the second grade when she and her family moved here. While being in high school, Green has taken her academics very seriously. She enrolled in dual credit classes and has taken on the harder courses offered at Fair Grove like College Algebra and Chemistry. She is also apart of clubs including Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).
Green is not only known for how hard she works in school, but also very known for her athletic capabilities. She is involved in basketball, volleyball, and track. In fact, Green reached her 1,000 career point in basketball in the district title game against California.
Sports have been a big part of Kameron’s life, basketball especially. Through her high school years of playing at Fair Grove, head basketball coach Jenny Talbert put in a good word about Kameron’s character on the court. “Kameron has great size and strength in the lane for our team. She has played 3 years of varsity basketball so her experience is great for us as well. She has a soft touch around the rim and does a good job of disrupting our opponents attacks to the basket,” Talbert said.
Talbert then shared a goal for Greens senior season, “For Kameron, I really want her to leave it all out there. I want her to be a force in the lane and become one of best post players in the area. I want her to lead our team to a conference and district championship. I really think we can make her senior year the best year yet!”
Juggling those dual credit classes and sports can be challenging. “Balancing both can be very challenging sometimes and it definitely isn’t easy,” Green expressed. “I get very stressed out from school work but I have figured out a pretty solid schedule for everyday, balancing school, practice/games, homework, sleep.”
Being an honor roll student and athlete, there can be pressure on always reaching a certain percentage on tests and quizzes while also doing her best on the court. Green supplied, “I do feel the pressure everyday of getting good grades and not letting grades slip along with the pressure on the court of doing my job. There’s times during the day where I have to stop and think about what I need to get done and I set time aside to make sure I do.”
Green expressed another difficulty she faces in high school. “The most challenging thing about high school is getting enough sleep at night. A majority of nights during the year I spend at basketball or volleyball games, track meets, and practices,” Green shared. “This prevents me from being home and having enough time to finish homework or study for tests, so I have to stay up late to do it and that cuts into my sleep schedule a lot.”
As her junior year comes to a close, Green has set goals both academically and athletically. “The athletic goals I have for myself are making all district and all conference but mostly just playing for fun and not getting so stressed out. One academic goal I always set for myself is to study until I am confident in what I am doing and I know that I can get a good grade,” Green explained.
Lastly, she shared what has motivated her to keep good grades. Green expressed, “I am motivated by my parents, my future, and myself. I know I have to get good grades because I know I will be successful and be open to more opportunities if I do.”