Waking up the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, I find myself truly thankful for the wonderful community I am humbled to serve. Although this may sound a bit dramatic, it appropriately conveys how I feel.
I am thankful for our wonderful students. This past Tuesday we welcomed back alumni through our first “‘Cats Come Back” event that drew almost 300 community members. From Kohl Crecelius (’04) and his incredible story behind Krochet Kids to Mario De Leon (’09) and his ability to create to Zach Stensland (’13) and Kyle Peterson (’13) who have turned a vision into a full -fledged business with OK Sock, the night was truly a celebration of all things Mt. Spokane High School.
When Wednesday arrived with Thanksgiving Break on everyone’s mind, 1,483 students filled the gymnasium to send our WIAA state semi-final football team off in style. Highlighted by a new tradition, standing arm-in-arm with one another and singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Belevin'” our students highlighted why we, at Mt. Spokane High School, are experiencing a magical year.
I am also thankful for our talented and caring staff. One needs only to look at the academic, artistic and athletic accomplishments of our school to realize that MSHS is special. People are programs, and I would place our “people” against any other school in the state.
Finally, I am thankful for our community. From an amazing booster club to an incredibly supportive Bandstand and numerous other parent groups, the level of support that our school receives is truly a blessing. Sincere thanks to each community member who entrusts their daughter/son to our care. We are thankful!