On Friday, April 13th, Track and Field took 1st place in the Outback Steakhouse Invitational Meet and now prepare for the Region Championships. Out of the eight meets in the regular season, Track and Field have taken 1st place in seven.
On Tuesday, April 10th 2018, Super Bowl-winning Coach and NFL champion, Dick Vermeil, paid a visit to the Riverside community as part of the Norman P. Blake Family Distinguished Speaker Series and stated that "this is the best-kept secret in boy's education that I have ever seen."
At halftime of the National Championship Game Monday night, Alabama coach Nick Sabin informed his starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, that he would be replaced by freshman Tua Tagovailoa for the second half. “I thought Tua would give us a better chance,” Saban said. And Tua delivered, living up to his coach’s high expectations of him.
The lesson for Riverside, reinforced by Saban’s leadership and Tagovailoa’s performance, is one we practice: that when a young person holds a coach, teacher, TAC, or other role model in high esteem, and when that role model sets the standards and expectations very high, the teenager will do whatever he possibly can to exceed those expectations. This is one of the most straight-forward leadership lessons there is.
So as adult role models, find a young person today, point at him or her, as Coach Saban did to his freshman quarterback, and set the bar high saying you’re counting on them to deliver. I bet they do.
On January 15th, Chaplain Cummings and Mr. Latham will lead the commemorative program honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The reception will begin at 10:30 am in the SBC Rotunda and The Norman P. Blake Family Distinguished Speaker Series will be held in the Cervantes Theatre at 11:00 am.