In this day and age of negativity and criticism, I want to praise a group of individuals who deserve special recognition. Since January, I have closely followed the Perkins High School track team as they prepared for their indoor and outdoor season. I have been duly impressed with the heart of these young men and women and I thank them for their efforts and the joy they have provided those who watched their excellence unfold.
The Perkins High boys track team wrapped up the year with an outstanding showing at the state finals by coming in third place overall in Division II. Congratulations to the team!
This great accomplishment is due in part to the dedication of the coaching staff at Perkins High. The coaches gave a tremendous amount of compassion, encouragement and complete dedication to the young men and women on the team. Coach Burrows, Coach Blakely and the entire coaching staff need to be recognized and praised for the wonderful job they did with these young athletes.
Success does not come by luck or by accident. It comes from hard work and commitment from both the athletes and coaches.