When you're fourteen, a year seems very long, because it's more than 7% of your life, and you were not aware of time during the earliest years. To me, this year seems very short, and the fact that we are already entering end-of-term mode is shocking.
But there's no denying it. The signs are everywhere.
Classes are involved in culminating projects.
And athletic teams are in final competitions.
Now I will confess that I have a favorite team out of all Proctor fall sports. Perhaps I favor boys' JV2 (once known as "third soccer") because I helped coach them for many years. There is nothing like a November afternoon with 14 ninth and tenth grade boys on Emmons Field!
The sun is now low on the horizon at 3:30, and it's cold. The pinnies apparently stink.
Wednesday is the final game of the season, and this intrepid squad has two ties and a bunch of losses on its record. But does that matter? Coaches Makechnie and Beard ask them to remember their goals for the season: 1: Have fun. 2: Learn. 3: Work hard. This is sports at its best!
Max offers a presentation on the Constitutional balance of powers with poise and confidence.
Henry's found a comfortable perch.
We're in final projects.
Flowers, a specially decorated cake, and prizes await varsity girls' soccer on Farrell Field.