The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


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Senior Spotlight: Ava Seay
Brady Jones, Assistant News Editor • June 4, 2024

As the school year fades to an end, many graduates are leaving the Athens Drive community to begin searching for their passions. While some...

Brady Jones has an on-stage-cameo as security guard in production called I Hate Shakespeare. Photo provided by Lauryn Webb
Senior spotlight: Brady Jones
Taylor Malloy, Editor in Chief • June 4, 2024

Athens Drive High School watches many of its students arrive as freshmen and leave as seniors. Some of these seniors stand out as being leaders,...

Jayvon Coleman at Athens Drive
Senior Spotlight: Jayvon Coleman
Sama Yousef, Staff Writer • June 4, 2024

Throughout high school, students achieve and extend themselves thoroughly; Senior Jayvon Coleman has pushed himself to perform excellence throughout...

Rachel Huffman, a cheerful senior at a companions home having a fun time with friends and her digital camera, at a get together.
Senior Spotlight: Rachel Huffman
Deevani Rodriguez, Features Copy Editor • June 4, 2024

Out of the graduating class of 2024, Senior Rachel Huffman has strived to do her best at leading and achieving greatness at Athens Drive Magnet...

The Drive Inquiry Clubs website is pictured. Dylan Ducatte dedicated a lot of her time while at Athens to the club.
Senior Spotlight: Dylan Ducatte
Sophie King, Assistant Editor • June 4, 2024

A true historian, senior Dylan Ducatte has spent her time at Athens fully engaged in all the school's social studies classes. Throughout her...

Skylar Moore at graduation rehearsal with fellow students.
Senior Spotlight: Skylar Moore
Rowan Bissett, Assistant Sports Editor • June 4, 2024

June 8, 2024, Athens seniors will walk the stage, take their diplomas, and finally finish high school. One of those Seniors is Skylar Moore,...

Meet the Staff
Jasmine A Glenn
Jasmine A Glenn
Copy Editor

Jasmine A. Glenn is a Junior at Athens Drive Magnet High School. Glenn loves animals and would do anything for an animal in need. A few of her favorite things are sunsets, her car, music, sports cars,...

Hannah Suehle
Hannah Suehle
Co-Editor in Chief

Hannah Suehle is a senior at Athens Drive and co-editor-in-chief. This is their fifth semester writing for the Athens Oracle. Outside of school, they like to play games, read, crochet, and do Scottish...

Sophie King
Sophie King
Assistant Editor

Sophie King is a Junior at Athens Drive and is the Editorial editor for the Athens Oracle. She enjoys hanging out with friends, painting, and playing the piano and guitar. She hopes to shine a light on...

Athens implements academic requirements for athletes

Photos by Raven Barton
Emily Smith head coach of varsity volleyball

Athens Drive High School has rules and requirements for being on sports teams that each athlete is expected to follow. If the individual player fails to fulfill them, there are penalties. All sports teams have to follow six rules enforced by the school, the rest of the rules are decided by the coaches.

The six rules enforced by the school are to attain/retain passing grades in core academic subjects, which include language arts, social studies, math and science. The players have to maintain a positive attitude in the classroom. Athletes have to be students and follow all classroom and school rules, along with their coaches’ rules.
No unexcused absences are permitted, only excused absences. Players are to attend school regularly. Players should attend all practices and games unless the coach is notified prior to a miss. Each player is to maintain a positive, cooperative attitude during practices and games.
“Athletes should maintain above a C average throughout the season. If below a C, Wake County is thinking of a student athlete tutorial to help with grades, so the athletes have a better chance of staying on the team,” said Emily Smith, head coach of the volleyball team.By having a student athlete tutorial, the players’ grades will have a chance to improve. The athletes will have a second chance to show their coaches what they can do in sports and in academics.

“I agree with the rules that the school has for athletes, because students who are on sports teams should be upheld as role models for other people and students,” said Hannah Baldwin, freshman, volleyball player.

The big part of being an athlete is following regulations, rules of the game and the rules of the coach and school. When athletes don’t follow these rules there are penalties that can get them out of a game or even off the team.

“My players are not allowed to miss any practices, if a practice is missed they will sit out for a fraction of the game, or even the whole game,” said Smith.

Smith takes her requirements for volleyball seriously. She knows it is important to show up and be at practices. If practices are missed the player misses out on what the team did that day. Resulting in them not knowing what plays to do or how to do them.

“My athletes must have a positive attitude during games and practices,” said Robert Clemons, Basketball Head Coach.

Athletes need to have a positive attitude so that they don’t give up when things are going rough, so they keep fighting to win. By having a positive attitude, they’re creating self-esteem so they can deal with problems during a game or even at school.

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