When Winning Doesn’t Matter

Last week in chapel, I shared a story with our students about two rowers from a school just outside of Philadelphia. James Konopka and Nick Mead abandoned their Under-17 doubles race they were competing in to help rescue two fellow competitors who had capsized in the unseasonably cold water. Once they had ensured that the other two rowers were safe, they finished the race.

It’s a terrific story of doing what is right and realizing that winning isn’t everything in sports (or in life). I often find myself reading stories such as this one, and asking myself one simple question: what would I have done?

Derek Logan
Head of School

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