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The Mad Dash|
by Daniel P. H. Teed
The Mad Dash? Or is it
The Glorious Shiny A and Bits of H Awarded on Basis of a Point Reward System for Those Who Volunteered a Lot
End of the year, the time to relax and reflect, not on what we will do, but on what we have (or haven’t) done. It is time to see not only what we have taken from the school, but what we have given to it. It is awards time. Damn.
For some of us, this is a happy time as we can proudly claim that our participation is worth the value of various trinkets. Those involved individuals who proudly participated in the school’s myriad activities receive their just desserts, available in both metallic and cloth flavours (note: Gender verification required before awards will be presented). And the reward for those of us who enjoyed the fruits of these hard working peoples’ labours? Why, we get another reason to sit in those oh so comfy auditorium seats. Mmm… glutal bliss.
But is it just for these trinkets we struggle to squeeze a few more points out of the more obscure sections of point allocation, or is there a grander, more glorious reason? Sadly no; it is not always for glory and the Samaritan school spirit that people participate: for some, it is just one more thing to slap on the resume between baby-sitting and Burger King. But does this lower the value of the shiny baubles and square strips of cloth awarded to the worthy each year? Of course it does. But not much, because there are a few individuals, actually quite a few, who really deserve these awards. They have exemplified and embodied and enjoyed the true meaning of these awards, they volunteer and participate for the sheer joy of school spirit, and to these truly honourable people I say hoorah… hoorah indeed.