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Profile: Charlesten Freeman

PHOTO via Metro Richmond Tennis Club

The Richmond Free Press has a great article on Charlesten Freeman:

The 16-year-old East End resident is the Conference 26 singles champion and aspiring for even loftier goals.

“I’m definitely thinking Division I (college) — even pro. But I have to keep working hard,” he told The Free Press.

Freeman is a sophomore at Richmond’s Franklin Military Academy but plays with speed and a crisp forehand for his comprehensive neighborhood school, Armstrong High School.

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Gina Fuller
Gina Fuller
2020 years ago

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Holly
Holly
3 years ago

Go Charlesten!

Kathy Greenier
Kathy Greenier
2020 years ago

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Sandra Lubbers
Sandra Lubbers
2020 years ago

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Meghan Marie Pyle
Meghan Marie Pyle
2020 years ago

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Jessica Janel
Jessica Janel
2020 years ago

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Neighbor
Neighbor
3 years ago

Sure do wish that our community would deemphasize sports and focus on educational core values. Considering the percentage of students who will “make it” in sports at college let alone professional, we need to be setting these students up for success.

Lets highlight the students in the honors programs, those that are participating the science fair or writing competitions.

If our community spent a fraction of the time encouraging academics as we do high school sports, we might actually break the cycle of poverty.

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20170604/75-of-black-california-boys-dont-meet-state-reading-standards

Clay Street
Clay Street
3 years ago

Actually Franklin Military does ranks pretty well in terms of AP participation and compared to other RPS high schools. It has a 100% graduation rate and higher than average math and English proficiency rates. It stresses academics as well as other activities and has outside partners to help with curriculum related to financial literacy programs. Maybe you should learn more about it.

EastEnder
EastEnder
3 years ago

Well done Charlesten Freeman!! Keep up the good work.

Clay Street
Clay Street
3 years ago

My comment was in reply to Neighbor and yes, congrats Charlesten! Keep it up:)

Martha McConnell Looney
Martha McConnell Looney
2020 years ago

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Melanie Barron Ficke
Melanie Barron Ficke
2020 years ago

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Lucretia Gorter
Lucretia Gorter
2020 years ago

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KarenS
KarenS
3 years ago

Thank you to Clay Street and John M for expressing so clearly the importance of athletics balanced with academic standards. Athletics (swimming) was helpful with my kids teaching them – focus, sportsmanship, discipline, leadership, and goal setting…all excellent skills for someone who will be contributing back to the community after academics. (And Neighbor-for the record they contributed to academic competitions in Math, poetry, economics and investements) While there are plenty of academic and research scholarships, there are also plenty of sports scholarships which can get Charleston to a college of his choice and well beyond many’s dreams. Go Charleston!! Keep… Read more »

Karol Smith Tompkins
Karol Smith Tompkins
2020 years ago

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Dave Seibert
Dave Seibert
3 years ago

Awesome stuff. Love to hear about kids who are working hard and succeeding. I attribute much of my personal success to what I learned through coaches and competing in sports.

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