Who doesn't love the roar of the crowd toward the end of an exciting game? Or the thrill of taking a last chance shot at the goal or at the basket? Or a runner, despite exhaustion, surging toward the tape or a swimmer stretching for the wall in the pool to set a school record? Or serving an ace when it matters most, or hitting the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth?
And yet, athletics are often filled with disappointment as well. Not every goal or basket is made and sometimes other runners or swimmers from other teams are faster. Sometimes people foul or strike out. And frequently, people simply make mistakes.
Either way, high school athletics are, for many students, a source of indelible memories. At The Epiphany School of Global Studies, athletic experiences also provide an education beyond the classroom walls. Competition itself is filled with learning moments. Not only do student athletes encounter opportunities for fair play, sportsmanship, and support, but they also learn the importance of always striving to do their best, even if others are more talented. Our athletic program teaches the value of discipline, respect, integrity, and character – while also requiring students to prioritize their time when it comes to academics. We help our students become more health-cognizant, and as they learn to enjoy exercise, we hope the good habits they've created will continue for the rest of their lives. In other words, we view our playing fields and courts as chance to learn, to grow and be challenged while maintaining honor, respect, integrity and the principles of good sportsmanship.
The Falcon Athletics Program at The Epiphany School of Global Studies is intended to enrich the lives of our scholar-athletes. Though our program is highly competitive and competes annually for The Wachovia Cup – which signifies the best overall sports program among smaller independent schools in the state – the school will never lose sight of the idea that we are a place of education first. As such, all students are encouraged, and able, to participate in high school athletics.
A member of the Coastal Plains Independent Conference