Savor that school spirit
Have you ever gone to a school where the school spirit was just unbelievable? Well, Lindhurst High School is where it's at when it came to the LHS boys varsity basketball games.
There are always the loud people wherever you go, whether it's a certain school or at the grocery store — but from the second you walk into one of the LHS boys games, the crowd is on its feet, chanting the whole time.
When the team gets down, the crowd is there cheering them on and telling them to hold their heads up. On Feb. 19, LHS competed against Capital Christian, and LHS won.
Capital students took part in the halftime show, one doing backflips to get their crowd rowdy. Brandon Lee, a senior at LHS, during halftime managed to do numerous of backflips and jokingly did some cartwheels to outdo the Capital students, and it worked. Because of Brandon, everyone in the LHS crowd was on their feet, cheering at the top of their lungs and ready for when the boys walked their way back out on the court.
Brandon said, "My favorite part out of all the games I went to was at halftime showing up Capital Christian. Doing my backflips and taking three of them on ... that was amazing."
I asked Hugo Diaz, a senior at LHS and player on the varsity basketball team: "When you play, does the spirit in the crowd really matter?" He told me, "I love that spirit! It's just amazing. It got me pumped to play when I actually got on the court. It's because I love the college basketball atmosphere; I wish they were (even) a little louder."
Nikala Ollar, a senior at LHS, said, "I strongly encourage all students to go to every basketball game and really get into them. They are so much more fun if you're excited! It makes me sad that that was the last basketball season of high school for me, and I definitely regret not going to more games."
Not only did the spirit get the boys going, it brought different groups of people closer together. I personally met new people and formed new friendships that I believe I'll have a long time from now, and I couldn't have asked for more.
Let's hope next year's team is just as great as this year's. Good job to the boys varsity team for making it to the playoffs.
Ashley Hickey is a senior at Lindhurst High School. Her column appears every six weeks in Education.