LETTER FROM OUR ATHLETICS DIRECTOR
Student. Athlete. Individually, these things stand alone as important aspects of the high school experience, developing one’s academic drive and athletic ability. Together, they become even stronger, combining the crucial skills developed in both disciplines. At UMEI Christian High School, developing the Student-Athlete is the focus of our Lightning Athletics program.
The UMEI Lightning participate in two sports associations, WECSSAA and OCSSAA, competing against all of the local high schools in the area as well as Christian high schools from all over the province. Throughout our school’s history we have always been competitive amongst schools similar to ours in size and have some championships to our name as well. As a student in all grades, you are encouraged to participate in Lightning sports throughout the year. With that being said, academics always take precedent over our athletic program. A student-athlete is responsible first for their performance in class, and second for their performance on the court. Teachers and coaches work together ensuring that each of our students are fulfilling their student-athlete responsibilities to the best of their ability.
As a representative of the UMEI name on the front of your jersey, each Lightning athlete is expected to act in a manner that exemplifies good sportsmanship and one that consistently demonstrates great teamwork while glorifying God through all of their actions on and off the court. In the UMEI Lightning Athletic program, the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the name on the back.
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