ONCE UPON A TIME,
There was a game....
It started out like any other game.... 5 girls on one team and 5 girls on the other team.
The game was basketball and it was a tournament in Shanghai. The 2 teams faced each other. The referee threw the ball into the air for the tip off and the game began. Just like any other game... But it wasn't just any other game... 2 teams faced each other but there were 3 schools on the court that day...
You see, one of the schools was shorthanded and only had 4 students. But they came to play anyway - which was the right thing to do for the students. And this is where the 3rd team steps in and offers the shorthanded team 3 of their own players to give this school a fighting chance.
3 young ladies from the 3rd team stepped forward, put on a jersey over their own school's jersey and played their hearts out. They ran up and down the court as hard and fast any other player on either side of the ball. They passed to teammates they did not know and played team defense surrounded by strangers. They took coaching from a coach they did not know and they played with heart and honor. These 3 young ladies ran, jumped, dived, set the pick and took a foul as good as any person on any court that day. And they did it all for a school they did not know.
Irene Pan, Sanyukta Shewakramani, and Elaine Lu are HIS Dragons but on Saturday they played for another school's dragons. They played for the love of the game. They played for personal pride. I believe they played for sportsmanship. They may have had another school's jersey on for that game but believe me, they stood tall as HIS Dragons.
I believe that these 3 ladies have what it takes be successful in life, not because they played basketball but because they sacrificed every level of comfort that they knew and did the right thing.
I believe in these 3 ladies.
I believe they represent the best of who we are as HIS Dragons.
If you'd like to see more Dragon basketball take a trip up to Shanghai this weekend to cheer them on at the ACAMIS tournament.
Tuesday from 2:15 - 3:30 is our DP Fair. Grade 10 parents are invited to learn more about the DP classes that your child will take next year for the Diploma Programme.
ITS A GREAT DAY TO BE AN HIS DRAGON!!!