What Athletes Are Made of
Mr. Michael delos Reyes, HS Assistant Principal for Formation
Posted Friday, 08-Sep-2006 2:07 PM
Speech delivered by Mr. Michael delos Reyes, High School Assistant Principal for Formation during the High School Pep Rally last August 29, 2006
Today we put in the spotlight sports as an important avenue for education and formation. Moreover, this is our chance to recognize the athletes who work very hard to bring honor and glory to the school.
Athletes claim that sports are able to provide lessons that are not so obviously and readily taught in the classroom. The lessons are magnified when you take the sport seriously and take it to the competition level. To illustrate:
Our varsity athletes do not learn these lessons for free. They learn and grow because of the sweat and tears they put in with every family excursion they miss, with every barkada gimmick they have to forego, with every extra hour they have to spend studying, with every training session they attend, and with every competition they join. But our athletes are also very lucky because not all are given the great opportunity of representing the school and the country.
To our athletes, we might not have the chance to watch your games, but we are always behind you – rooting for you. Luceat Lux! Make us proud!
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