by Caroline Baldwin
We all have that one kid in our PE class. The kid that makes gym that much more enjoyable and if you’re on the same team, you’re guaranteed that gym class championship and that is more important than any state final, (because you totally win more than a high five from the teacher). Whether they’re dripping sweat by the end or laying out for the volleyball (God forbid we lose one point), they put even the most athletic student to shame. These students are not the teacher’s pet, but rather your gym class heroes. Below are a few of our favorite gym class heroes:
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Luke McGrory: Standing at 7’2” and built like an ox, this senior is a sure threat in Period 3 PE class. Whether it’s the sweet words of encouragement to his teammates, pure look of intimidation while spiking that sends everyone in his path running or smack talk to the opposition, he’s definitely the one you want on your team. “Gym class is not a game; it is a battle. Everyday is a fight to survive and all possible effort must be given to defeat the enemy. No man can be left behind in that gym. I fight for the freedom of my teammates day in and day out. No risk is too great and no shirt can be too sweaty,” said McGrory.
Craig Jarvis: At a strong 6’7,” senior Jarvis wreaks havoc in his Period 7 gym class. With the current sport being deck hockey, Jarvis is interested in bringing his lacrosse gloves and helmet to prevent injury and keep him in the starting line up. Jarvis’ favorite PE sport is deck hockey, and he can’t wait for the unit to get into full swing. “Coming off a championship in volleyball, I’m expecting big things for deck hockey. It’s my favorite gym sport and my team looks promising, maybe even more promising than my volleyball team and that says a lot. Deck hockey gets intense, and it truly brings the competitor out in everyone,” said Jarvis.
Bryon Lessner: Making quite a presence at 5’3,” this senior brings everything he’s got and then some to Period 1 PE. Not only does he bring everything he’s got, but also an extra pair of clothes due to the sweat. “Although people may think my sweating issue may cause me to hold back in gym, they are dead wrong. A little sweat never hurt anybody, and that extra little glisten makes me look even more like Channing Tatum. Sometimes I regret sweating that much when I walk into my second period class and it feels like a sauna,” Lessner said.
Although these are only a few of the WHS gym class heroes, PE wouldn’t be the same without them. They bring their A-game to class every day, and it’s something to be proud of no matter how sweaty they are walking into your next class.