GUEST COLUMN: Someone was there for you ...
Now, you can be there for someone.
In remarks to the group, one of the hosts asked them to recall a special teacher or class or event that they particularly remembered. There was no shortage of fond memories. In my brief remarks, I assured them that the spirit that is the Warriors lives in all of us still; that the pride they have in their school is alive and vibrant. That “We are the Warriors” remains the bond we all share; that kids still chase their dreams.
For nearly four decades, we have lived and worked in this community. It has been a marvelous time. We know that, in the end, it is the journey, not the inn, that defines us. Our community is filled with hardworking, giving, caring people. People who, like legions before them, know the value of good schools, good education. We are asked, now, to support a referendum that will enable us to help today’s students chase their dreams. To make their mark. At the beginning of each football season, I ask our team two questions. “What will you settle for?” “How will you be remembered?” If we settle for giving our best to each other, to our school, to our family, to our community, that will be enough. How we will be remembered will take care of itself.
When we play, we represent you. We represent a proud tradition, a spirit that lives in us. A spirit of yesterday and today, one we will share tomorrow. And, we hold hands.
Someone helped you once. It is time to hold hands with one another. Please join me in saying yes, yes.
RON STOLSKI is the Brainerd High School football coach and is the former athletic director.