In Cross Country we have several leaders who do different things as our role models for the team. I am the leader who shows hard work while also having fun. Another leader is Brock who shows integrity, perseverance, and dedication. Then there is BZ. He breaks the ice during practices and meets. If we know there is a hard practice, he is always there to get our minds off of the stress. With us as leaders, our team often wonders how we get anything done right (or well). However, we surprise them every time! We could not be this way without our amazing coach, Mr. Richards. He has taught me that hard work isn’t something to be bragged about or flaunted. He shows us the deeper meaning of everything, and somehow turns everything into a life lesson. Without him, we would not be suitable leaders for our team. We all have a part to play; it is our responsibility to find that part and live into it for the good of whatever team we are on!