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Plant High Clubs Bond With Best Buddies Students

By Greta Brooks 11/02/2020, 12:30pm EST

Sailing, golfing, fishing and friendship were the focus of the day, as Plant High School students gathered on Davis Islands.

The school's sailing club collaborated with the Best Buddies organization for a fun-filled outing to the Yacht Club. 

Best Buddies is an organization that promotes inclusion for students with special needs and disabilities.

"The idea of today was to do community service that wasn't just about picking up trash or handing out water, but impacting the lives of the kids they see everyday," said Plant High parent, Greta Brooks. 

The students spent the day together sailing, catching fish and watching dolphins play in the water.

"We wanted to bring them out here and teach them skills they probably don't have a lot of opportunity to learn at home," Brooks said.

Senior Andrew Kaptzan has spent time with the Best Buddies organization before and said he looks forward to continuing to build lifelong friendships.

"If the kids learn something and have a wonderful day, then we have a wonderful day too," said Kaptzan.

Plant Sailing Goes to Nationals

By Greta Brooks 11/02/2020, 12:15pm EST

Out of 596 sailing teams in the US, H.B. Plant finished 10th this year! We are so proud of your hard work to get to the Mallory Cup Championship! ‬In tough conditions, these sailors fought until the end. Living the Plant Motto - Strength Thru Unity! Thank you to all our family and friends for being with the team for this once in a lifetime experience. Thanks Ian Lineberger for helping this team reach their goal of getting to Nationals this year!

Sportsmanship: The Integrity of Sailing

In an interview Dave Perry defined sportsmanship as saying, “It’s an attitude of respect for the game, the rules, the people you’re racing against and the officials. Respect means you go about your job of competing fairly within the rules and try your hardest to win, without doing anything that is unfair to others.”

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