Editorial: To WHS students - job well doneFour Worthington High School students dominated Monday’s Daily Globe front sports page, and rightfully so.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
Four Worthington High School students dominated Monday’s Daily Globe front sports page, and rightfully so.
Congratulations to the WHS boys’ 4x400-meter relay team of Brandon Berger, Jeremy Clark, OJ Ojullu and Will Collin on earning a state championship Saturday at the Class A meet in St. Paul. Their victory was the culmination of a season’s worth of hard work.
Members of the triumphant relay team, though, weren’t the only Worthington High students excelling Saturday. It may have been a beautiful day for an athletic competition, but conditions were also glorious for the 115 members of the “Spirit of Worthington” Trojan marching band.
Capping a week’s worth drills and training, the band marched at Trojan Field Saturday afternoon to show off its expanded “Phantom of the Opera” parade. The band sounded — and looked — great. The contingent then proceeded to Windom to take part in that community’s Riverfest parade later that day.
The marchers will take to the streets in several communities this summer — they’ll be in Benson today, at a Battle of the Bands on Friday in Lake Crystal and at Fulda’s Wood Duck Festival on Saturday. Later, they’ll play at the Minnesota State Fair, in Worthington’s King Turkey Day parade and in other communities before playing in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago.
Congratulations, then, to our marching band, too, for its own commitment to excellence. Its “spirit” should make us all proud.