NGWSD Comes to WHS

Section Editor: Daniela Salame

National Girls and Women in Sports Day was held on January 30 for girls who are succeeding in their athletic careers. All the girls who played as a part of the schools varsity teams get together to have a lunch and celebrate their achievements in their activities. Devyn Lowe, as her senior project, decided to put together this banquet at show the girls who are under appreciated and don’t get the recognition they deserve for working hard to achieve they athletic goal.

Although setting up a lunch might not sound too time consuming, she definitely had to put a lot of effort into this event. Reservations, awards, collecting the money, and t-shirt sizes are just the tip of the iceberg. The girls who partook in this had such an amazing time and were able to show people that women can do just as much as men, maybe even better. Over 500 girls from all of the Cherokee County Schools were able to attend this amazing lunch

Ms. Mize, a literature teacher here at Woodstock, gave me a few words about the objective of that day. “We were there celebrating Title IX and women’s rights to play the sports that that we love. May I also add that Devyn Lowe did a spectacular job organizing for her senior project and all of the young ladies who got to be a part of this day.” Title IX is an amendment in the Education Act of 1972, which states the following; “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” This is a direct quote from NCAA.org, an organization celebrating student athletes and fighting for their rights as US citizens.
Our very own Tonya Sebring, Woodstock’s athletic director was awarded as Cherokee County’s National Women in Sports Day Coach of Honor, an amazing win and triumph for Woodstock. Rushia Brown was there as the keynote speaker, and well deserved, as she was a successful athlete by any means. Overall, this day was important so more people are aware of how influential women in sports can be. The twenty first century has changed in feminism in a positive way, and National women in sports day was definitely a step in the right direction.

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