Hennessey Eagles…….This is your time! This is your moment! This is your year of victory!
Every year, schools across the nation compete on all levels of competition to prove that they are the very best. And while many schools are able to capture championships in a single area, be it sports, academic or the arts, it is a rare thing for a single school to capture multiple titles. This year the Eagles of Hennessey, Oklahoma became a city of champions for the second year in a row, setting a new standard for competitive programs in schools.
Last night (12/10/11), the Hennessey Eagle football team captured their state championship, beating their rival Jones 21-7 at OSU’s Boon Pickens Stadium, lighting up the field, taking not just possession of the ball used in the game, but of the gold ball as well. IAMBK has become not just a motto for the team, but a standard for the entire town. I Am My Brother’s Keeper.
The Cross Country Track girls also proved that they have what it takes, exploding into action claiming their crown of victory. Not just giving the team a great victory, but for two of it’s runners, Cheyenne Choate and Katie Lee individual five-time state champion titles.
The Pride of Hennessey Marching Band took a step towards expanding their marching competition level by becoming members of the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association as well as competing in OSSAA contests. Unlike OBA, OSSAA does not hold a state title for marching bands. The Pride stepped up to the challenge of competing against elite marching bands in this prestigious marching organization and claimed the title of OBA State Marching Band Champions in their first year of competition.
As we approach the 2nd semester of the 2011-12 school year, there is one title to be defended. Last year the Lady Eagles track team captured their own championship and are waiting for their time to defend their title. The school and the community stand behind them and look forward to watching and cheering them onto another victorious season!
As a parent, I have to say a huge thank you to the teachers, coaches and directors that work with our kids, helping them to succeed on every level, be it academics, sports, band, FFA, or chorus. You invest into our children everyday and impact their lives on such a huge level. To the community, the support that you show the kids that make up the Hennessey Eagles is extraordinary. You stand behind them everyday in every way making them proud to call themselves Eagles. To the students, you put in the work, the sweat, the tears, the injuries and drive yourselves to be the very best that you can be. Not just for you coaches, teachers,directors and parents, but for yourselves. Enjoy this moment at this time! You all have earned it, it is YOU, the students who made this town, Hennessey the CITY OF CHAMPIONS!!!!