By: Edward Nadurata
Unbeknownst to many, the volleyball team ceased to exist last year due to the lack of players and the rather flailing season they had for the past few years.
With the persistence of a few players last year, the former team became a club as they were determined to keep boys’ volleyball alive as an organization in the school. They got girls’ volleyball coach Charles Min to help them around and the spring season of 2011 ended.
Now, the team is back in full speed under the direction of social science teacher and former coach Christian Hong.
It is admirable to say that a bunch of kids made a difference by successfully reinstalling a team that was haphazardly removed last season despite the fact that there were kids interested in actually playing.
Numbers should not ever determine the fate of a team. Just because they are not successful, it doesn’t mean that a sport should not be offered. A player builds a skill; it doesn’t stem out of nowhere.
The players were almost deprived of improving themselves with the sport but it was clear that they did not let anyone stop them from doing what they wanted to do.
How can we, as idle as we are, sit down and not do anything while the things that we take for granted are being slowly taken away? Each small thing is of value, one way or another.
This doesn’t only apply to sports, clearly evident with the students rallying behind the beloved substitute, Mr. S, when he was wrongly accused of pushing a student which then lead to his temporary removal.
Facebook groups were made, petitions were signed, and we made a difference.
So what’s the lesson learned? Stand up for what you believe in.