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A Pop Warner Valedictorian Missive


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Dear teammates/parents/coaches-

For those of you who may be rusty with your Latin, the heading means “Hail and Farewell.”

My son and I want to thank you all for the privilege of being part of the 2017 Howell Rebels 14 family.

This was his first year of tackle football and the experience taught him great things including discipline, comradery, team spirit, and commitment (amongst many other virtues).

It is very easy and tempting to focus on the won-loss tally. And it certainly woulda been nice if we had a season that took us to the playoffs and beyond. But Coach said it best: it’s about attitude and effort. To that end, this team had a perfect season. From injuries to disappointing scores, you held your heads up high, kept going and played with heart.

And a big part of this team is its support group. Namely, family, friends and the coaches.

So a shout-out to those who supported the team to achieve this highly successful season in the things that matter.

Our political class may preach doom and gloom for the future but if the 2017 Howell Rebels 14 team is any indicator, the future of our society is in great hands.

We wish you the very best and wherever life’s journey takes you, I know you all will be highly successful. And we will always be proud to be a part of the 2017 Howell Rebels 14 family.

-The I.M. Windee Family

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