St. Mark students exemplify true sportsmanship
“One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 others preaching it,” the legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne once said, and never was that ideal better demonstrated than at a recent CYO cross Country meet when four young students at St. Mark’s squelched their chance at victory to help a fellow runner in need.
The Grade 3 students were competing at Marydale Park on October 4th when one of their classmates fell during the race. The four boys – Mitchell, Makarios, Alessio and Gianluca – stopped to help their friend in what Principal Wendy Grabiec called “a touching act of true sportsmanship and kindness.”
“Stopping to help obviously jeopardized their place in the race, but these boys chose to act as Jesus would want them to and chose a true Christian act of kindness over their own spot at the finish line,” she says.
Calling them everyday heroes, Grabiec added that we can all learn from their actions.
“Your coaches and all at St. Mark’s School are truly proud of you,” she applauded the students.Visit - The Buzz Board