Stories: Elizabeth Gibbons -- Youth Under Pressure: Striving for Academic Excellence

The monthly magazine Town and Gown covers life in a small town with a big university: State College and Penn State. May was Town and Gown's first ever "youth issue," and it was filled with thoughtful essays by students from State College Area High School. This week, WPSU brings you a selection of these essays. Today (May 30) we hear from Elizabeth Gibbons. Elizabeth, a junior, is news editor of the Lion's Digest, State High's newspaper, and a competitive figure skater. She muses about the struggle for academic excellence.