Lanphier is known for our great basketball team, making it to state just last year, and winning the city tournament. Lanphier students, however, just do not seem to care enough to show their pride. Who is to blame? Is it the students? The teachers?
Lexie Ausmus (9) is not a cheerleader, but she still goes to the games to show her pride for Lanphier.
“The kids at Lanphier just don’t seem to get involved with the sports and activities as they do in other high schools. They don’t really go to the games as much. Thinking that we would win the city tournament, you would think that we would have a [better] spirit section. I think students go to the games more to just be with their friends.”
Is Lanphier student body really to blame, or is there a outside clause to the problem?
“Honestly, I think it’s up to the students, if they want to go or not. I go to the games, but all my friends are cheerleaders, and they want me to go to watch them, and yeah that’s why I go,” says Lexie.
Christina King (11) thinks the teachers should be more involved with the student body and Lanphier’s teams.
“I don’t think very many teachers are enthusiastic [about the school spirit] – and your freshman year, they should be teaching you this. I think teachers are more concerned about their classes and what lessons they have to teach, rather than showing their pride for Lanphier. We don’t have any [school spirit] at all. I could have more [school spirit], definitely.”
But the real question is, is that enough? We’d love to hear about your opion on school spirit down below, in the comment section!