Friday, November 15, 2013

School Spirit

SJD Athletics started off the 2013/2014 school year with some amazing accomplishments. SJD Cross Country qualified for the state competition in October and they did not come back disappointed. Mado, a junior at SJDCHS, placed 11th out of 113 girls, the boys’ team placed 11th out of 23 teams, and the girls’ team placed 9th out of 24 teams. This was such an amazing accomplishment for the SJD Cross Country Team and we could not be more proud. In other athletics news, the boys’ basketball team had their first victory of the season against Sterling Classical School, 70-27!  

When an athletic team comes back with a major victory or accomplishment the entire school knows and is there to support them; the same goes for any individual student. If a student accomplishes something or needs support from his/her fellow students, he/she will receive it. The entire school will be there cheering them on and spreading their great news.

This school spirit and support comes in handy, especially when the SJDCHS seniors are beginning to receive their college acceptance letters. Already several of our students have received their acceptance letters to colleges such as The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor (UMHB), Concordia University, Lamar University and Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi (TAMU).  The support from your friends and family can sometimes be under-estimated by the amount of stress that we go through at our busiest times. A simple pat on the back or a few simple words of encouragement can make all the difference. It can remind you that background support, although you may not always notice it, will always be there. 

Remember at this time, during finals, college applications, work struggles, or any bump in life that you may be going through, that you are not in it alone. You can rely on those closest to you for encouragement or even a venting session. Take time to sit and talk with your friends and hear them out, on whatever may be going on in their lives at this moment. Hearing them out can let them know someone cares, and in turn, let you know that you can have someone to turn to when needed. 

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