Schools & Education

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Sofia Lemos

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

This video was produced by San Benito High School seniors Julia Hicks and Sofia Lemos.


Sofia Lemos is a senior at San Benito High School and cheerleader athlete. In the video, she shares a typical day in her life.

Lemos will be attending California State University, Chico, where she plans to major in business marketing.

“Being a student athlete has allowed me to have many amazing opportunities and meet lots of lifelong friends,” Lemos said. “It has taught me how to manage time and other life skills that will greatly benefit my future.”

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.


The BenitoLink Internship Program is a paid, skill building program that prepares local youth for a professional career. This program is supported by Monterey Peninsula Foundation AT&T Golf Tour, United Way, Taylor Farms and the Emma Bowen Foundation.


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Julia Hicks

Julia Hicks is a 2021 San Benito High School alumni. She was the co-editor in chief of the yearbook and San Benito High School's Associated Student Body (ASB) Historian. Julia is a track and field student-athlete in the events of discus and shot put. She has been a part of Ernie Reyes' West Coast World Martial Arts for the past 12 years and is a 4th degree black belt. She will be attending Boise State University's Honors College in the fall and will pursue her degree in criminal justice with a minor in journalism.