Archive for Thursday, November 16, 2006

EHS success begins with teaching

November 16, 2006

The Eudora High School football team fell short in its quest to win a state championship Friday when it lost on the road to Girard 20-14. It was the team's first loss of the season and the sudden end of the season was tough to accept.

Given time, team members will remember the thrills of the season with greater clarity than the sting of the final game that haunts them now. And given more cracks at the playoffs, we're confident coach Gregg Webb and his staff will some day bring home the big prize for Eudora.

Friday night's game completed a very successful fall athletic season for the Cardinals that saw the girls volleyball team make the best of a near-miracle reprieve to win a state championship. The seniors on the team proved disappointment can breed success by winning the title on their third trip to the state tournament.

We were reminded last week that athletics were only part of the talent when a caller raved about the abilities of one of the leads in the high school musical, suggesting she was destined to a professional career.

These kinds of performances speak to the talent of the students, but also to the high school staff who recognizes that talent, improves those natural abilities through teaching and puts the students in a place to shine.

Although those visible successes were in extracurricular activities, they have their basis in teaching. It is difficult to believe the same dedication to excellence doesn't permeate the environment of the school.

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