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Jennifer Wyant
The student body watches as the Teacher-Student basketball game takes place on April 26. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Wyant.

Students Triumph at Student-Teacher Basketball Game

As students, teachers are the individuals we look up too for both advice and knowledge. Teachers have many different roles that play an importance in students’ daily lives. They improve students’ education, provide them with positive influences, and allow them a helping hand in times of need. But sometimes students want to take their interactions from the classroom and onto the court, such as at the April 26 student-teacher basketball game.

“Teachers did have the option to bring their fourth blocks to the game. However, they had to sign-up on the Google Form I sent out in order to be allowed to attend. It is not mandatory that teachers sign up for the game. It is optional and they are allowed to choose,” said senior and SGA member Kaylie Stewart.

Students who wanted to participate had to sign up beforehand, and were split into grade-level teams. Each grade level got to be involved in their grade’s chance to beat the teachers.

“To be more inclusive to all the students who signed up, each grade is playing a quarter,” said Stewart. Eighth graders and freshmen played the first quarter, sophomores played the second quarter, juniors played the third quarter, and the seniors played the final quarter. Students on FCHS’s Medford basketball team were also allowed to play.

“Seniors Oluwadare ‘Dare’ Opaleye and Aaliyah Lewis, as well as sophomore Natalie Simmons, played in the second, third, and fourth quarters,” said Stewart.

This is the second year this event has taken place, and SGA members noted they hope to hold it annually. No practices were held for this event, so there was no pressure for anyone playing in the game.

The students won three of the four quarters, beating the teachers by 20 points. The teachers were able to win the first quarter in the game, although they lost to the sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

“I enjoyed being involved in the game. It is always fun to be participating, and hopefully next year I will be in better ‘basketball shape,’ although I’ll be older,” said P.E. teacher and Boys Basketball Coach Heath Bralley.

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