If any of us are being truly honest, this was a heavy week. Usually, fall sports bring with them a sense of lighthearted competition that surrounds a group of high school students participating in an activity that they love. This past week, though, was a bit different. These past seven days have presented us with an opportunity to evaluate why we do what we do, and what we are doing it for. This week brought more school portraits, a Pink Out for Cancer night, a homecoming dance, and one really, really difficult evening.
Mike's image of the week comes a sporting event and features Charles! Charles is a manager for the football team, and we (and the DHS students) are really thankful for him and his wisdom! Dixie Football wouldn't be the same without him! :)
Debbie's image of the week comes from her Friday night game at Dixie High School. This past Friday, the students participated in a Pink Out in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Maddie’s image of the week comes from her homecoming game Friday night! Congratulations to the entire NT Homecoming Court, especially King Martin Cubilla and Queen Rylee Minner. We hope you all had a truly unforgettable evening on Saturday!
This week has been extremely rough for not just me, but the entire Lewisburg community, while we grieve the loss of one of their students. While I didn't know him personally, I saw him at different events, and I can't help but feel this heavy-hearted weight of sadness. Friday night should not have happened. That's why I want to take this opportunity to tell every single student that we see on a weekly basis - that we are not just there to take pictures. If you are struggling with anything and need to talk to an adult, but can't place who - please come talk to one of us. While we might not entirely understand your situation, we will do everything in our power to sincerely listen and help you in any way we can. I am encouraging each of you that reads this to be thoughtful with your words and actions this week and every week. If you see someone being put down or belittled in any way - stand up for them. Fight for them. Let them know that they are worth so much more than how they feel. Your words and actions impact the people around you, more than you could ever know. The world is stressful enough, so always be kind, and be intentional about it. Our deepest sympathies go to the family, know you are in our thoughts and prayers. - Megan