by Peter Goff, Kaneland Athletic Director
Greetings Kaneland Knight fans. This is your KHS Athletic Director Peter Goff dropping you a line for the Sports Wrap. A theme that we are trying to promote here at the high school is “The Knights Way.”
What does that mean to our students and community members? In old times, Knights went the extra mile to protect others and uphold virtue and honor. In more modern times, this translates to wanting both students and teachers to have a great attitude in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities. The Knights way today is to go the extra mile to help someone who is not as fortunate as you.
When Kaneland teams and fans leave a venue, we hope that people from that town say to themselves, “What a bunch of nice students and fans!” Too often, that thinking has been lost in this day and age, but we want to make sure we put sportsmanship first here!
The Knights Way is not new, but it is something we want to work to highlight. This week, I received a phone call from one of the athletic directors in our conference praising one of our students. This student sent a letter to the AD saying that the concession stand had given too much change back. Instead of saying, “Sweet! I just made some extra money that I can spend on something else for myself!” this Kaneland student sent a letter with the extra money back to that school.
The athletic director said to me, “In this day and age you don’t often find good citizenship and that he really appreciated our student’s honesty and integrity!”
As a school, we are looking for those teachers and students who will do that little extra something that will make our community a better place. Now that’s the Knights Way!
Thank you and we will see you again next month.