Big Spring High School hosted their annual sports banquet yesterday evening, honoring students and overachieving coaches for their hard work and dedication to the program. Academics were also stressed as an important factor in athletics and several students throughout each sport were recognized for their academic excellence.
Coaches and teachers showed their appreciation for students as well as parents that helped to raise money for different sports in order to send them on trips and buy new equipment. Coaches gave heartfelt speeches regarding the pride they have in the program and emphasized that the main purpose of athletics is not winning, but teaching teenagers to better people.
The end of the banquet was an emotional one as various sports said goodbye to their seniors. The dedicated seniors, many of whom put in multiple years into the program were recognized for their hard work and coaches closed with a hopeful message about the bright future of the athletics program.