By Ali G.
Most Family School kids have some prior experience running, whether it be away from their problems, their home, their responsibilities (or even the cops!). The school’s brand-new cross-country team is channeling our students’ penchant for running in a productive way. The ten students on the cross-country team practice seventh and eighth period every day, pushing themselves to run longer, harder and faster.
Led by coaches Jeff Brain, Tommy Cummings and Jenn Culver, the students are lucky to have an athletic experience never before offered at The Family Foundation School. They will also have the chance to compete and show off their hard work against other high schools at track meets, just as the school’s other teams are able to do.
The two girls on the team, Shannon and Eleanor, are in the minority, gender-wise, but they bring a positive attitude and a lot of talent to the group. Senior and R.A, Shannon S. speaks about her experience as a part of the cross-country team as pushing her to do her best. “Cross-country is teaching me everyday about not giving up,” says Shannon.
Senior Eleanor K., the other girl on the team, agrees. “Running everyday is teaching me discipline, and reminding me that I’m no longer a quitter.” The cross-country team had their first meet on Tuesday, September 11th, and came out 16th out of 36teams, a great showing for the first race of a brand new team! Keep our team and all their future endeavors in our prayers.