Laurel Springs School has long been known as a haven for premier young athletes of a variety of disciplines. With its flexibility and asynchronous learning model, Laurel Springs is the school of choice for elite young athletes across the globe. Not surprisingly, many Laurel Springs students thus see a great deal of success both in the classroom and on the field or court, at the rink, or in the arena or studio. Below are the stories of three young people who are excelling in these very places.
Logan and his sister became students at Laurel Springs School due to their highly competitive athletic schedules as figure skaters. Not only has Logan consistently earned all A’s in his high school courses, but he has also been a gold medalist in two different disciplines within the world of figure skating, all before the age of 18. Since a young age, Logan has been training at a high level. Through his mentorships with trainers and coaches, he has grown to greatly appreciate the role of strength and conditioning in the life of an elite athlete. This lifestyle as a skater has shaped Logan to become the self-motivated and disciplined individual that he is today, and it has also had a vast influence on his intended career path in kinesiology. Logan has very high and specific goals for himself in his career and has already been gaining experience through his internship with Redline Athletics. In ten years, he envisions himself working as a trainer, influencing young athletes in the same positive way that he has been influenced, to become the best within their sports. He has been accepted to Cal State Fullerton, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Pepperdine University, and Boise State University. He is currently in the final stages of choosing which college to attend.
Jimena has been with Laurel Springs since the start of 10th grade in August 2015. She’s with LSS partner L’Academie de Tennis. Jimena has been a dedicated athlete and scholar throughout her time with Laurel Springs. Jimena is committed to play tennis at the University of Pennsylvania and will be attending the Wharton School of Business.
In order to challenge herself and expand her ballet skills, Jenica applied and was accepted with honors to the Brigham Young University Dance Study Abroad program that takes place once only every three years. Jenica has the amazing opportunity to spend her summer in Italy, Paris, and Amsterdam learning ballet, contemporary dance, as well as the academic arts and cultural components of these beautiful countries. To continue her academic pursuits, Jenica will study at BYU for the fall of 2017.