Rowing: The Junior Girls
For the Junior Girls, making it to St. Catharine's this year was incredible, partly because we were all a bit shocked that we were fast enough to come, and partly because it was a more amazing experience than any of us ever thought it would be.
So, from all the Junior Girls, I want to thank the Senior Girls for being our role models, and showing us what it takes to be winners. The persistence and determination you all have is intimidating.
To Mr. Wismer, your enthusiasm is contagious, we will never stop listening to the sound track of life.
And to Mrs. Sage, thank you for finding the patience in your heart to not tell us how bad we looked on our first day of rowing. Thank you constantly believing in us. We wouldnʼt
have made it here without you.
Today, when we crossed the finish line in our lightweight four, Mini, our coxie, told us that, even though we hadnʼt won a medal, we had won the most important medal of all, her heart.
So to the crew with the most spirit and the most sass, thank you for showing me what it means to be part of team that really cares about each other, a team that carries each other through the sleep deprivation of early morning rowing, the rain, the sweat, the tears, the pain and the joy. You guys mean the world to me.
You taught me to never lose hope, that new things can grow from unexpected beginnings, to never lose faith in yourself and to never let anyone tell you that you canʼt do something.
Pascale B, Stroke of the Jr. Girls Lwt. 8+
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