Hi PDA Scholars, I thought I would post this to all the students at PDA. Most if not all of you are athletes, but you must also keep in mind that your athleticism and competitive edge can also be transferred to the classroom. For example, when you play on a team perhaps your coach may assign a captain and co-captain in order for you to display your leadership, loyalty and discipline to the coach and your fellow team members. Well, the same thing or something similar can happen in the classroom. Teachers are always looking for moments when we can call on those positive and shining examples of good students to show their intellectual leadership.
Second, I know most of you want to win on the court, but how many of you are planning to win in the classroom or better yet in the game of life. You must learn how to transfer your competitive edge from the court into the classroom and also in your personal life. By the way, it's not important if you are not the "most valuable player" all the time, but what is most important is that you show up and make a some type of contribution daily.