This video was produced by San Benito High School seniors Julia Hicks and Alec Garcia .
Alec Garcia is a senior at San Benito High School and a volleyball athlete. In the video, he shares a typical day in his life.
Garcia will be attending Santa Barbra City College, where he plans to major in political science and Spanish.
“Being a student athlete at San Benito High School has impacted my life by getting to learn new skills and also getting to meet new people I wouldn’t have met if I didn’t join a sport,” Garcia said. “I felt empowered being a representative at our high school.”
The video, part of a ten-part series, was produced by Julia Hicks, a senior at San Benito High School and a participant in BenitoLink’s internship program. She provided suggestions to athletes on what they should focus their video on and then edited the videos on her cell phone with a simple application. Hicks is a track and field athlete and co-editor in chief of the school yearbook.
Hicks will be attending the Honors College at Boise State University this fall and plans on majoring in criminal justice with a minor in journalism.
Following a summer and fall internship with BenitoLink in 2020, she produced the videos that feature Baler athletes from different sports as an extension of her yearbook class and as a way to get student-athletes motivated during quarantine. She said the overall goal of the series is to illustrate what it means to be a student athlete at San Benito High School.
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