Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Day 31 - Westonka Pride

Today's post is from junior Jack Ryan

5...4...3...2...1...0, the fans stormed the field from both sides going crazy. Our football team had just beaten Watertown Mayer 24-19 in our first win in five years. The whole stadium was electric and couldn’t contain their excitement. The smiles on both the players and the parents of the players was indescribable. 

There were people taking pictures of the scoreboard and of the team. That was in 2010 when the White Hawks beat Watertown in a back and forth game. I can remember that moment like it was today, and I can’t remember much else in 2010. The atmosphere in the stadium is what makes me proud of being a White Hawk. That is why I go to every football game I can.  For those kind of moments. For being able to witness a win for our football team, that sadly is rare. 

I think the future holds better fortune for our team. I believe that every game that we play in we have a chance to win. No matter who the opponent. Because on any given day we can play like we did in 2010 when we beat Watertown. That is what Westonka pride is. It’s about never giving up!

Charlie, Holton & Jack

Monday, October 14, 2013

Day 30 - Not Just Another Student

Today's post is from Emily Staunton, sophomore and swimmer at MWHS

In the dictionary “different” is defined as “having individuality.” Mound Westonka, through it’s acceptance and ability to nurture the uniqueness in their students, is different. I’m not just another student. I am an individual. The staff encourages my individuality, helps me discover new talents, and gets to know me as a person. Whether it is teachers who have helped increase my desire to learn, helped me gain self confidence, or the office staff who has greeted me warmly, many of the staff at Mound Westonka have helped me better understand my potential.

I’ve also felt this acceptance outside of the classroom. As part of the Girls’ Swim & Dive Team, I’m thankful to have a coach that challenges me to go out of my comfort zone and discover what I’m truly capable of. She puts me in new events and also offers advice that will help strengthen my strokes. At all times, my coach treats me with respect and equality. Again, I am seen as an individual and for what I can bring to the team.

Thank you, Mound Westonka for helping me to better understand who I am, empowering me, and believing in me. Thank you for being different!

Emily and Maddie