Imagine our surprise, then, when we opened our school e-mail yesterday & found the following missive from--you guessed it!--none other than PM: "We told you we were going to try and make it happen for you and we did!" Attached was a snap that literally Made Our Summer.
A little background: OHHS, like most American High Schools, is darn proud of its accomplishments. Of course, over the years, some of those feats have been of the academic nature, but most have come in the form of athletic competitions. In the proverbial nutshell, when one of Our Teams wins the State Tournament, we post a sign on OHHS' outside front wall.
These signs have multiplied over the years, and range from Golf to Swimming to Basketball to Baseball to Soccer. The Cheerleaders even have one, for goodness sakes! Sorry, we haven't captured any State Titles in football. Leave it to those Tejas schools to do that! Anywho, the signs are large, plastic and virtually scream "We Are the Champions!" (Cue that Queen Anthem, please.) Scattered among all of the paens to those of the sporting persuasion are the occasional nod to Forensics, Drama and Band. What's been missing all these years, of course, has been the applause for OHHS' Journalistas, who over the years have won more State Titles than any of the sports and academic teams ever.
PM and The Scribe got to talkin' about that egregious oversight during the last school year. Much mumbling, proclaiming, stating of the obvious: "That's a darn shame. We'll see what we can do about it!" We filed these pronouncements away under Doris Day & "Que Sera, Sera." Whatever will be, will be, but probably won't be.
Flash forward to this summer: OHHS is undergoing a petite makeover, of sorts. At least the front of the building is, anyway. As part of this mini-facelift, PM is replacing the plastic State Title signs on the front with a somewhat classier, buffed & burnished stainless steel. And guess who's leading the way? Why the Journalism Cherubs, but of course! Score one for the Good Guys.