Our school has and will continue to have many great achievers and leaders! We have been filled with a great amount of knowledge and potential. Separately we can move a rock but together we can move mountains. We all did our best and gave outstanding accomplishments to this school. Nevertheless, whether our involvement was by trophies, by knowledge, or even just being a
In high school many kids often choose not to participate in extra curricular activities saying that there pointless or that only a certain type of person would do something like play football, or join the chess club. While this type of thinking may get some people through school and through life, can it really be looked at as being a healthy lifestyle? Today sports have proven to be a healthy outlet for students, in dealing with stress in the classroom at home and among their peers.
“We stayed in the gym late yesterday shooting after we had heard all the talk about us not playing so well and shooting poorly, Makayla played a great game along with Jasha Clinton, with Xaria (Wiggins) not having a great game we needed someone to step up. We do not care who we play in the State Championship. We are
Amanda Ripley argues in her essay “The Case Against High School Sports,” that high school sports should be removed in favor of a higher focus on education. Ripley presents her argument why removing high school sports would help “America’s mediocrity in education” (1). Ripley draws the comparison between the educational capabilities of South Korea and the United States. Ripley presents the story of one Texas high school, an area considered the heart and soul of American football from movies such as “Friday Night Lights.” While Ripley presents multiple arguments against high school sports, there are some other arguments that can still be made, such as the heavy financial burden on our schools and the potential injuries to our students.
“This recognition by the Southern Collegiate Athletic and Midwest Independent Conferences of nearly half of our student-athletes is testimony to their dedication to their academic programs and the support of the coaching staff and faculty of the college,” said Centenary Director of Athletics and Recreation, Dr. Bob Bunnell. “We are very proud of the culture of academic excellence that is a part of our athletic
Lindenwood alumna Nicole Hensley earned one of the most prestigious awards given out by the NCAA this winter when she named the winner of the organization’s Top 10 Award. The award is given out each year to just ten of its approximately 460,000 student-athletes across every division and sport. It honors the very best student-athletes academically, athletically, and in the community.
On the morning of May 28, 1888, one of the most versatile, and arguably the greatest of athletes was born in a one-room cabin made of cottonwood and hickory, on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation located in Prague, Oklahoma. His name was Wa-tho-huck, which means "Bright Path" , in the Native American language spoken by the Sac and Fox Tribe. His father was Hiram P. Thorpe an Irish trapper, and his mother was No-ten-o-quah, and Indian member of the Thunder Clan of Chief Black Hawk, better known as Charlotte Thorpe. It was a customary tradition for Native Americans to name their children after something seen just before giving birth or even just after giving birth. Since the first thing
NCAA has related rules that require student athletes to report certain signs and symptoms to their medical staff immediately, including emotional traits such as depression. Other than this basic procedure and after briefly visiting the webpages of a few schools’ student-athlete service, it is shown that some schools ensure an athlete’s holistic welfare by providing a handbook that includes all the related policies and services. In the content of the handbook some must-have services/policies in terms of welfare are academic services, nutritional services, athletic medicine, and counseling services. Among those policies hazing and sexual protocols are the most common ones, whereas procedures regarding student-athlete depression are not the
"If I could teach him to read well enough so he could read about himself in the news, because that was something really important to him," this is a request a student-athlete asked Mary Willingham, a learning specialist at the University of North Carolina, when he came in for help with his homework (Ganim). Mary Willingham's job as a learning specialist was to help student athletes who were not performing well academically. But a new reality set in for her, when she found out that a lot of student-athletes didn’t know how to read or were not reading at a college level (Ganim). This is an example of how the National Collegiate Athletic Association has failed its student-athletes. A good student athlete should be able to determine their main
As the new Athletic Director here at Calvary Christian School, I hope to give you all an overview of my background and why I will help your kids grow as athletes and people. I was born in Columbus, Georgia to Jerry and Kendall Ammons. I have one younger sibling, my little brother Tyler. I was raised within a Christian home and accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior in 2003. I have strived since then to live my life according to the purpose that God has called me upon. As an alumnus of Calvary Christian, I understand the difficulties of high school. I also understand that as a two-sport high school athlete, there are more difficulties that happen. Not only do I know what it is like to
The Olympic Games hold a special place in the global consciousness. Every four years, billions of viewers around the world tune in to watch the Summer Olympics on television. Witnessing athletes being the very best in the world at their sport appeals to the masses. However, with thousands of athletes competing in the Games, it is difficult for competitors to stand out from the crowd. Sage Donnelly needs to leverage her impressive competitive accomplishments and position herself as an exceptional teenage athlete who has achieved success in spite of having to deal with three potentially life-threatening diseases.
The bang of the head, the crack of the bone, the tear of a muscle, are all things that high school athletes put themselves at risks for. Every time a high school athlete steps foot on a field, rink, or court they put themself in a risky situation. Although the risk may be there, athletes achieve many valuable lessons throughout high school sports. The valuable lessons promote self-confidence, socialization and team spirit, as well as decreases stress. While playing sports, athletes are at excessive risks of being injured. Although high school athletes have a risk of being injured, the benefits of high school sports programs outweighs the physical risk because of its benefits to teenagers mental health, benefits to teenagers physical health,
True role models are those who possess the qualities that we would like to have. Role models are those who have affected us in ways that influence us to be better people. They are people who others imitate, emulate or look to for guidance. There are good role models who inspire greatness in others and bad role models who are bad influences. There are even anti-role models, pegged by the media as "bad girls" or "bad boys" who serve as good examples of what not to do if you want to become a successful, respected person. With the majority of my time spent as an athlete throughout high school and college, I believe athletes should pose as role models.
The Paralympic athlete I choose to research was Jessica Long. I chose her because according to her biography on the U.S. Paralympic athlete website, she “learned how to swim in her grandparents’ pool where she would spend hours pretending she was a mermaid.” Ms. Long has been competing in swimming competitions since she was ten, but her career as a Paralympic athlete didn’t start until the age of twelve when she competed in the Athens 2004 Games and won three gold medals (U.S. Paralympics). Now, at the age of twenty-three, she is still a swimmer in the United States’ Paralympic swimming team. Adopted from Russia as a baby, Ms. Long resides in the United States in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born with a condition called fibular hemimelia, meaning she did not have fibulas, ankles, heels and most of the other bones in her feet. This eventually led to her legs being amputated below the knee so that she could learn to walk (U.S. Paralympics).
Raising children in today’s society is not for the faint of heart. Raising children has never been easy, but it is especially difficult in youth sports today. Coaches and parents are putting a lot of pressure on our young sons and daughters. The pressure to succeed in sports at