WMS Students Attend Feb. Sportsmanship Pep Rally
Event Highlighted with Speeches by Tom Osborne & other Notable Nebraskans
On February 5, 190 Wahoo Middle School students attended the first ever Sportsmanship Pep Rally held at Waverly High School.
The hour and a half event was hosted by the University of Nebraska athletic department and the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame. A large collection of speakers, including former Nebraska Football Coach and Athletic Director Tom Osborne, Husker football student-athletes Kenny Bell and Ameer Abdullah, USA Olympic gold medal wrestler and former Husker Jordan Burroughs, Nebraska softball coach Rhonda Revelle and Guinness Book of Records record-holder Bruce Crevier (spinning basketballs), shared inspiring messages about sportsmanship, anti-bullying, respect, pride, total-person development and life skills with the capacity crowd of more than 1,400 middle school students from across the state of Nebraska.
Please click HERE to view photos from the event (courtesy of Ann Egr).
Below is a summary of some of the messages heard by the students:
Kenny Bell: Maintain an attitude of positivity.
Burroughs: Act positively on social media and surround yourself with positive people.
Abdullah: Be patient, work hard, lead by example and show positive body language.
Revelle: Live by the Golden Rule and smile often. “People may not remember what you say, but they will remember how you made them feel.”
Osborne: Character is a choice. There is a strong correlation between positive attitude, positive character and success in life.
Crevier: Extra effort turns into excellence in life.