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13 Oct: Striving for Excellence

This past week my school celebrated our spirit week. It is a week where the students and teachers dress up based on the selected theme for each day, but the highlight of our annual spirit week is the field day. It is a day where everyone goes outside to a park or a gym and we play various games and compete with each other. Throughout the day, the two teams were in high spirits and competed well. However, near the middle of the day, I started to hear whispers of “We lost already. What’s the point?” And this spirit swept through the team like a gushing wind and I found a big chunk of the team not giving their best effort. Unfortunately, this spirit of what’s the point as long as (insert condition) has been evident at school. Many students have been voicing this idea that they do not need to try their best as long as they are happy, having fun, or passing the class.