Following the rescheduling of the Jan. 19 basketball games due to inclement weather, the Lennox High School Student Council declared Jan. 31 as “Sportsmanship Night.” On that evening, the LHS boys and girls basketball teams competed in a doubleheader against Elk Point Jefferson, bringing the theme of sportsmanship to the forefront.
The goal for the night was to emphasize the importance of sportsmanship during the busy basketball season.
To further reinforce this message, the Student Council President delivered a speech reminding athletes and fans of the significance of sportsmanship.
The Student Council partnered with the South Dakota National Guard to create t-shirts for the Lennox teams and coaches reading “Sportsmanship: It makes good athletes great.”
Council members, cheerleaders, and school administration wore shirts stating, “Sportsmanship: It makes good fans great.”
Sergeant First Class Steve Davis from the National Guard commented on the partnership, saying, “The South Dakota National Guard is honored to be a part of such a fantastic event promoting sportsmanship in our local student-athletes and fans. Our organization is built on high morals and ethics, so to be included with this event is an honor.”
LHS Student Council Members include: President Courtney Sandal, Vice President Braeden Wulf, Secretary Michael Hall, Treasurer Kathryn Loewe, Reporter Elsie Weeldreyer, Majority Whip Clara Stucky, Senior Class President Bergun Moeller; Senior Representatives Madison Stengrim and Andrew Daugherty; Junior Representatives Dani Highum, Lydia Richter, and Kaylee Hofer; Sophomore Representatives Charlee Jorgensen, Noah Buhta, and Madison Buehner; and Freshmen Representatives Andie Peters, Cloy McVey, and Macy Wallenstein.