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Are you ALL IN?
Here in Seattle, people love the Seahawks. Everywhere you look there are 12th Man flags, Hawks T-shirts and blue and green decorations. Well the same could be said about King's Knights football fans. Coach Jim Shapiro writes about why King's loves football and asks: Are you ALL IN?
The game of football has been a long standing tradition at King's since the 1950's. The rules, equipment and play calling have evolved over the years but the life lessons the game teaches young men has remained the same. Over my two decades of coaching at King's we have built a firm foundation on several core values including strength, honor, and commitment. The cornerstone of our team philosophy is found in Jesus himself as every man on the roster strives to die to himself and put the team above his own needs and desires. When we play like Christ we not only give our best effort but we showcase to others the excellence that He calls us to in our daily lives. Today, King's Football is a proven state tournament contender having played in the state quarter-finals every year for the last six seasons. We have won the academic state championship 4 of the last 6 years and have alumni playing for schools like Yale, Weber State, North Park University and Pacific Lutheran University. The foundation that was built by previous generations of Knights plays a vital role in the program's success today. More kids than ever are playing football for King's so I'm confident our football tradition will continue to shine.
Alumni Football Fun Facts
- Billy Green, class of 2013, QB at Weber State
- Mason Friedline, class of 2013, Offensive Line at Yale
- Ben Welch, class of 2013, Receiver at Pacific Lutheran University
- George Foster, class of 2013, Offensive Line at Pacific Lutheran University
- Jordan Turner, class of 2014, Receiver at North Park University
- John Bear, class of 2001, Offensive Coordinator at North Park U
- Maskaki Matsumoto, class of 2001, Offensive Coordinator at Lincoln High in Tacoma
Alumni Feature: Trinity Chapel, Class of 2013
Trinity has spread her wings since graduating from King's in 2013, and she hopes to keep soaring!
"I'm trying to enjoy every experience that comes my way," she said. "I have been blessed with so many opportunities since graduation that I could write a book!" From Los Angeles to Paris, London to Chelan, Trinity has taken her adventurous spirit across the globe. But now she is back studying full-time at the University of Washington and cheering professionally as a Seattle Seahawks Sea Gal.
But when she looks back on how she got here, she can't help but point to her King's experience. "I wanted to do it all," she said about staying active and involved in high school. "And I think I accomplished that!" Trinity stayed busy volunteering at pep rallies and school carnivals, involving herself in ASB and student council, participating in drama and the school newspaper, all while continuing her training as a professional dancer and choreographer. Overall, she is grateful for the opportunities to volunteer and get involved in her school community, and she is especially thankful for the teachers and staff that supported her along the way. "King's continues to shape my life through the love and support I receive from the staff. They're the ones that made everything so amazing!" she said. "You're not just a part of the King's family when you're there, that is only the beginning."
Though Trinity isn't far removed from her time at King's, she does offer some advice for the incoming class of 2016:
Step out of the cliques you have created or been put in the past 3 years and reach out to others, and be kind to everyone. It's as simple as that. Wake up each day with the intent to put a smile on someone's face and not just your closest friends. When your fellow classmates look back on their high school experiences and think of you, how will they remember you? How you want to be remembered is how you should be acting today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your time at King's.
Look for Trinity this football season, cheering alongside the rest of us 12's!
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