These were the words of Dr. Lydia Morante, Vice-President of Academic Affairs to the key officials, faculty, and student-athletes of different external campuses during the opening program for this year’s EVSUlympics, October 24.
Morante stressed the value of teamwork and ability to work well with each other in addition to the promotion of a healthy body and mind.
“EVSU Forward Together Through Sports, Culture and the Arts promotes camaraderie and a sense of belonging among our officials, faculty, and students as One EVSU, One University,” Morante said.
In addition, she reminded the students that accepting defeat gracefully is a sign of maturity and a requisite skill for success. Further, the ability to bounce back from a fall enable students to experience personal triumph and immense joy.
“Losing teaches students to be stronger and learn from mistakes. Winning teaches students to never rest on their rurals but to keep a fighting form”.
The Vice-President told students that through sports, they will shine under pressure and cope with performance anxiety that they will be stronger in whatever endeavor they will be fielded on.
“We will allow our athletes and students to showcase their talents and for them to understand the value of teamwork and team spirit”.
Article by John Kyle Luto
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