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This week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the P.E. classes watched “When the Game Stands Tall” in lieu of regular P.E. activities.

Mrs. Smith explained, “We decided to tie it in with leaving your legacy and how it has an inspirational message as well as some sort of sport and physical activity component to it. The overall message and overall cohesion with what the school is doing made us want to enjoy the last three days before Christmas vacation while tying in with the school’s motto for this year.”

Sophomore Nathaniel Torres said, “So far I like the coach. It has been motivating. But I haven’t watching the whole thing yet.”

Sophomore Ammon Quackenbush explained how the movie connected to SHS students, saying, “The coach is thinking about his legacy, what he’s leaving for his football players and when he’s incapacitated he thinks about what he left behind. What he’s left behind for his family. So here we can think ‘What can we leave for our family and our school community?’”.

However, freshman Nathaniel Lange did not agree with Quackenbush. Lange said, “I’ve already seen the movie. It’s not really relatable, I don’t think it really connects to students here.”

Mrs. Slater brought up a different point of view on the meaning of the movie, saying, “It can change a kid’s perspective. It’s kind of about the boy embracing his teammates, like a brotherhood. It really demonstrates how service to others benefits you as a person.”

However, despite their opinions on the movie, they all agreed, they prefer regular physical education to watching a movie. Torres said, “I like P.E. activities, because the gym floor is uncomfortable.”

Lange said, “I’d prefer doing regular P.E. stuff. Besides the mile. Or any physical testing. Those aren’t very fun.”

Quackenbush added, “I’d rather be doing P.E. stuff, it’s what I signed up for.”

Although the students understand the educational opportunities provided by the movie, it seems dull in comparison to the games they could be playing.

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