Proud of locals on big stage

Published 8:34 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Unless you really don’t care about college football, you probably know by now that the Georgia lost to Alabama 23-26 in overtime Monday at the College Football National championship. More importantly, Callaway High School graduate Terry Godwin played on Georgia’s team, Troup County High School graduates Jennifer Aplin and Duncan Lord performed with the Marching Redcoats and LaGrange High School graduate Hallie Hale performed with the Georgettes Monday night.

Not only did these four college students represent Troup County at the championship, they also put in months worth of preparation into the football season and postseason.

Going over plays, learning new pieces and choreography every day in practice to lead up to big events such as the bowl games take hard work and dedication. None of these activities were easy.

College is not easy and extracurriculars like these take up a decent amount of time at school.

Gameday takes up most of their weekends not including traveling to other schools to play. Part of their winter break was used to play at the Rose Bowl and they couldn’t celebrate New Year’s Eve with their families.

Georgia’s championship loss doesn’t take away from all of the achievements of these students.

They’ve marched and played in the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade in addition to taking part in the national  championship.