Family on three

team-handsAlex Burgess.

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear his name? Funny, fast or perhaps his banana suit?

Well for us, we think of pride and support. Alex lead the student sections when he was in high school and was a great example of someone that showed support and genuinely wanted his peers to succeed. One definition of support from Google Dictionary states; “ to be actively interested in and concerned for the success of (a particular sports team),(group), (organization).”

Until last year, Sterling High School kinda lost some of the support and pride we’ve had in the past. Some would argue that while he was in high school, the sports teams were more successful and we would argue, why does that matter?

The support the student body has shown already at Sterling High School this year has impressed us more than we ever imagined.

Mr. Bauerle has pushed pride to his football players this football season and we think it’s coming through. The boys have been great leaders so far this year and that has spread to other students who don’t necessarily participate in sports.

When the pep bus came to the CKL pre-season volleyball tournament, the student section and the players and managers broke out after all the games on family, and we’ve never seen another school do that before.

The volleyball team performed a rap for the football players and coaches at the first pep rally of the year.

We strongly believe that this year’s senior class has a lot to do with the support we’ve being seeing throughout the student body. We also strongly believe that we can do so much more. We have a problem with only wanting to support the “popular” sports.

Has anyone done anything for our 44-0 girls tennis team? Our cross county team that ran over 400 miles this Summer?

We propose that the student body, lead by the seniors, change that. Show support for every team, not just the ones your friends are on. We realize you can’t really cheer at a tennis meet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t support them.

We have a chance to leave a legacy here at SHS, why not do it?                                              —The Editorial Board