Senior Night


Tonight (2.5.2016) is Senior Night for the Worthington Kilbourne Boys Basketball team.  Senior night in each sport, and on each team, is special.  Each coach has their own way of recognizing the seniors.  At WKHS Coach Tom Souder has always read the following description to the crowd of what it means to play basketball at WKHS.  After reading the description each senior is introduced and is given their one shining moment.  Every year it reminds me of what is good about participation in high school sports and what that participation means today, and for years to come, for those who participate.


A Worthington Kilbourne basketball player can come in any size, shape, or color. There is no common denominator except a love for the game and a desire to get the most out of his abilities. He is not only proud of his strengths but understands his weaknesses. He is first of all concerned with the good of his team and knows that individual recognition will come through team excellence.

A Worthington Kilbourne basketball player has the enthusiasm of an evangelist, the discipline of a monk, the heart of a warrior, and never loses the honesty and character of a small boy.

He appreciates the support of fans, but he is much more aware of the example he is setting for some small boy watching from the sideline. He is happy when he scores a basket but never forgets that a teammate threw him the ball. While he never lets up at either end of the floor, the other team is not his real opponent; it is the full extent of his own potential that he is always playing. He lets the referees, with occasional assistance from his coach, do the officiating.

A Worthington Kilbourne basketball player is made and not born. He is constantly striving to reach his potential knowing that he will bypass other players who cannot withstand the strain of his quest for excellence. He realizes that the challenges and competition of today’s game will better prepare him for tomorrow’s world. He knows that the true measure of his performance is not recorded in wins and losses but in how much of himself he has given to the game.

A Worthington Kilbourne basketball player never realizes when the odds are stacked against him. He can only be defeated by a clock that happens to run out of time. He is what a small boy wants to become and what an old man can remember with great pride that he once was.


-Trent Bowers, Superintendent


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