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Outstanding Sportsmanship

I love to share good news with the St. Ann School community.  On Monday Fr. Bill received a voicemail from a parent at Mary Queen of Peace School.  Our 5th grade boys basketball team had played there over the weekend.  This father called to tell Fr. Bill how very impressed he was with the good sportsmanship and positive effort shown by our boys, their coaches, and their parents in the stands.  That same day I got an email from a woman who attended a basketball game at St. Clare of Assisi.  Our 7th grade girls played there and won the City County Division Championship.  This woman emailed to congratulate our girls, not just on their win, but also on their good sportsmanship as well as their coaches and parents.  This is the kind of news that really makes a principal proud! (Below is a copy of the email I received. Reprinted with permission.)

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St. Ann Field Day 2009

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Field Day is one of the most anticipated St. Ann events of the year! On May 5th,  perfect weather and fun games made this Field Day one of the best ever.  The students dressed out in their team colors and met on the field after lunch. After a prayer from Father Bill and the singing of the National Anthem (led by the 8th grade) the games were started!  Each team had an 8th grade captain.  Everyone agreed the 8th graders did a wonderful job of cheering on their team and encouraging fair play.  There was a high jump, a 50 yard dash, soccer and water relays capture the flag, hurdles and a buddy walk.  Afterward, the whole student body received popsicles and relaxed with their friends.

Thanks to Mr. Reid who organized the event and all the parents who showed up to volunteer and cheer for the students.   Thanks also to all the St. Ann students for playing fair and wishing each other well. It was a great day!

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