The second term at Rift Valley Academy is a significant one for our girls since it is the women's soccer season. Megan (Miss Bookworm) was a captain and played sweeper while Emily (Ed) played center mid. Injuries seem common in our house, but the girls were able to stay healthy enough to play most of the time. Emily did suffer a significant concussion during their win in the championship game, however, that knocked her out of school for the next week. She has fully recovered now and as Pa Ingalls says, “All’s well that ends well.”
Although Grace (F.G.) is only in 8th grade, she was allowed to play up and be on the JV team, which was a great fit for her. She played well and her team also won the championship game in their league.
For boys the team sport this last term was basketball and Nathan (Buddy) blossomed as a player. His extra personal workouts really paid off in his development as a player.
Sports are not the main thrust at the school or in our home, but we appreciate how they add significantly to the development of our children. That being said, we are glad that our older girls are taking the last term off from sports so there will not be as much stress on our schedules.