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Forrest City, AR

#1 May 14, 2013
I attended the Forrest City Sports Banquet last night, and it always surprises me how the kids that recieve the awards are always the ones who are the coaches favorites. I don't know why all the students wouldn't be recognized, since they all participate and subject themselves to physical harm for the sake of the Forrest City School District Atheletic Program. The only coach who has any type of sense is the golf coach because he recognizes all of his players! The Forrest City Atheletic Program is backwards! How did they overlook Trey Thompson, and then back track to recognize him and left out so many others! The best part was hearing Ms. Caronica Randle give her speech. She stated that the coaches in Forrest City told her that she didn't have a chance at playing basketball, but received her recognition from her days of playing ball in college! For all of the students who were overlooked last night, THE CITY IS PROUD OF ALL OF YOU! You may feel that you were overlooked last night, but you wil have more chances if you stay focused and work hard! It was very clear to many parents that the banquet was not thought out properly.
wondering

Oklahoma City, OK

#2 May 14, 2013
Guest wrote:
I attended the Forrest City Sports Banquet last night, and it always surprises me how the kids that recieve the awards are always the ones who are the coaches favorites. I don't know why all the students wouldn't be recognized, since they all participate and subject themselves to physical harm for the sake of the Forrest City School District Atheletic Program. The only coach who has any type of sense is the golf coach because he recognizes all of his players! The Forrest City Atheletic Program is backwards! How did they overlook Trey Thompson, and then back track to recognize him and left out so many others! The best part was hearing Ms. Caronica Randle give her speech. She stated that the coaches in Forrest City told her that she didn't have a chance at playing basketball, but received her recognition from her days of playing ball in college! For all of the students who were overlooked last night, THE CITY IS PROUD OF ALL OF YOU! You may feel that you were overlooked last night, but you wil have more chances if you stay focused and work hard! It was very clear to many parents that the banquet was not thought out properly.
Yes. Lets give them all trophies. And when they get out in life , they will expect that. A trophy. Life isn't fair, life is full of disappointments. Get over it.

All coaches and teachers have their favorites. Human nature. Sometimes a little disappointment is good for the kid.

So. Get over it. It's sports. None of them are going to the pros or a division one school.
guest

Euless, TX

#3 May 14, 2013
As I recall Ms. Randall said she did not make the 7th grade team and from then on she played. Coach Jayroe described Ms. Randall's in a very admiring manner. I did not get the impression anyone thought she could not make it.

I really don't think Coach Lofton overlooked Trey.
guest

Wynne, AR

#4 May 14, 2013
wondering wrote:
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Yes. Lets give them all trophies. And when they get out in life , they will expect that. A trophy. Life isn't fair, life is full of disappointments. Get over it.
All coaches and teachers have their favorites. Human nature. Sometimes a little disappointment is good for the kid.
So. Get over it. It's sports. None of them are going to the pros or a division one school.
Wow! You sure have high hopes for the students! How do you know where they may end up?
abc

United States

#5 May 14, 2013
Some people will complain about anything.
Friendly Citizen

Wynne, AR

#6 May 14, 2013
guest wrote:
As I recall Ms. Randall said she did not make the 7th grade team and from then on she played. Coach Jayroe described Ms. Randall's in a very admiring manner. I did not get the impression anyone thought she could not make it.
I really don't think Coach Lofton overlooked Trey.
A lot of the players were overlooked last night. I don't know if the entire golf team was recognized but the coach did acknowledge many of the players.I wholeheartedly agree in saying Ms
Randall and Mrs. Jayroe spoke in a very befitting manner.
guest

Wynne, AR

#7 May 14, 2013
abc wrote:
Some people will complain about anything.
maybe more should complain and the district will get better.
abc

Forrest City, AR

#8 May 14, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>maybe more should complain and the district will get better.
No, we have plenty of people that already complain and it doesn't help.

We need people to step up and do something.
wondering

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 May 14, 2013
Friendly Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>A lot of the players were overlooked last night. I don't know if the entire golf team was recognized but the coach did acknowledge many of the players.I wholeheartedly agree in saying Ms
Randall and Mrs. Jayroe spoke in a very befitting manner.
Annnnddddd SO WHAT. So they were overlooked. It sucks. They probably got screwed over. Get over it. Take the lumps and move on.
guest

Alexander, AR

#10 May 14, 2013
If they had recognized ALL the players, it would have been 4 hours long!!!! Jr high should not have been included and Everyone does not get an award!!! Same with class night. EVERYONE does not get recognized or receive something. What is up with our society. EARN it and you will get it. Come on people!!
Friendly Citizen

Wynne, AR

#11 May 14, 2013
wondering wrote:
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Annnnddddd SO WHAT. So they were overlooked. It sucks. They probably got screwed over. Get over it. Take the lumps and move on.
sounds like you are acustom to failures! It is not that easy to tell kids, sorry u got screwed over, get over it! It seems like it would be easier for the adults to correct the wrongs.
wondering

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 May 14, 2013
Friendly Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>sounds like you are acustom to failures! It is not that easy to tell kids, sorry u got screwed over, get over it! It seems like it would be easier for the adults to correct the wrongs.
Quite the contrary. Not at all accustomed to failing. I excelled in high school, college, and graduate school. It's not ever easy to tell your child they got screwed over, but no one ever said being a parent is easy either. So yes , I would tell my child they got screwed over and life is sometimes NOT fair.
Fc Parent

Wynne, AR

#13 May 14, 2013
guest wrote:
If they had recognized ALL the players, it would have been 4 hours long!!!! Jr high should not have been included and Everyone does not get an award!!! Same with class night. EVERYONE does not get recognized or receive something. What is up with our society. EARN it and you will get it. Come on people!!
That's exactly the problem a lot of the kids who earned it did not get recognized. I'm sure the FCSD could afford a package of paper, ink, and a little time to print a certificate that said "Thanks for your Participation!" It doesn't take much to include every child. I don't think it would take 4 hours. Maybe 30-40 minutes.
Friendly Citizen

Wynne, AR

#14 May 14, 2013
wondering wrote:
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Quite the contrary. Not at all accustomed to failing. I excelled in high school, college, and graduate school. It's not ever easy to tell your child they got screwed over, but no one ever said being a parent is easy either. So yes , I would tell my child they got screwed over and life is sometimes NOT fair.
Great! You sound like an exceptional parent, former student, and perhaps a FCSD employee. Just for future references, when explaining how the world will screw you over to a child should I include the statement "Daughter or Son, yes the world will screw you over, so never stand-up and express your feelings, or discuss the injustice that has been done to you. Just sit there and take it because this is the way of the American "Democratic Society" or should I say "Dictatorship?"
wondering

Oklahoma City, OK

#15 May 15, 2013
Friendly Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>Great! You sound like an exceptional parent, former student, and perhaps a FCSD employee. Just for future references, when explaining how the world will screw you over to a child should I include the statement "Daughter or Son, yes the world will screw you over, so never stand-up and express your feelings, or discuss the injustice that has been done to you. Just sit there and take it because this is the way of the American "Democratic Society" or should I say "Dictatorship?"
I'm not a FCSD employee, and if the kids want to stand up for what the believe in, that's great , I fully support that, but so far, what I'm reading is nothing but PARENTS griping about what their kids didn't get when they think they should have. No kids are on here griping. Just you parents.

Again. GET OVER IT.
Friendly Citizen

West Memphis, AR

#16 May 15, 2013
wondering wrote:
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I'm not a FCSD employee, and if the kids want to stand up for what the believe in, that's great , I fully support that, but so far, what I'm reading is nothing but PARENTS griping about what their kids didn't get when they think they should have. No kids are on here griping. Just you parents.
Again. GET OVER IT.
Guess what? I am not a parent at all, i'm just a friendly citizen who supports all children! Children don't have to stand for themselves against adults, when they have child advocates. You have totally missed the point of this discussion. The point was that this banquet provided the FCSD with an opportunity to connect with the student-athlete's because all of the children had to maintain a specific grade point average, dedicate summers, energy, and time to contribute to their respective teams, whether they were the best or worst. This banquet is not like the Beta Club, Honors Society, or even Senior Class Night banquets. Those banquets are based on individual academic success, but when a child plays a sport, it is as a team. I understand that some may play sports better than others , but they all have to support one another for the team to be successful. Inclusion is the key, not exemption! So GET OVER IT!
curious

Brinkley, AR

#17 May 15, 2013
Friendly Citizen wrote:
<quoted text> Guess what? I am not a parent at all, i'm just a friendly citizen who supports all children! Children don't have to stand for themselves against adults, when they have child advocates. You have totally missed the point of this discussion. The point was that this banquet provided the FCSD with an opportunity to connect with the student-athlete's because all of the children had to maintain a specific grade point average, dedicate summers, energy, and time to contribute to their respective teams, whether they were the best or worst. This banquet is not like the Beta Club, Honors Society, or even Senior Class Night banquets. Those banquets are based on individual academic success, but when a child plays a sport, it is as a team. I understand that some may play sports better than others , but they all have to support one another for the team to be successful. Inclusion is the key, not exemption! So GET OVER IT!
so if its a team and shouldn't worry about it why give individual awards?
Friendly Citizen

Wynne, AR

#18 May 15, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>so if its a team and shouldn't worry about it why give individual awards?
???????
wondering

United States

#19 May 15, 2013
Friendly Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>Guess what? I am not a parent at all, i'm just a friendly citizen who supports all children! Children don't have to stand for themselves against adults, when they have child advocates. You have totally missed the point of this discussion. The point was that this banquet provided the FCSD with an opportunity to connect with the student-athlete's because all of the children had to maintain a specific grade point average, dedicate summers, energy, and time to contribute to their respective teams, whether they were the best or worst. This banquet is not like the Beta Club, Honors Society, or even Senior Class Night banquets. Those banquets are based on individual academic success, but when a child plays a sport, it is as a team. I understand that some may play sports better than others , but they all have to support one another for the team to be successful. Inclusion is the key, not exemption! So GET OVER IT!
The sports banquets I've attended honored the people that excelled in sports. Not everyone. This isn't a 4 yr old weeball crap. So YOU get over it.
guest

United States

#20 May 16, 2013
curious wrote:
<quoted text>so if its a team and shouldn't worry about it why give individual awards?
Agreed. Parents these days think they should give their kids awards and rewarding them when NOT earned. Then they get into life and they are not properly prepared cause mommy and daddy aren't there to gripe at the coaches (employers and so forth) cause they didn't get treated fairly.

I'm with "wondering", get over it.

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