Good things come in threes! When the Rossville Bulldogs football team won a state championship a few weeks ago, they not only achieved a three-peat (three straight championships), but they did so with the help of three AYA students! Kelly, their Local Coordinator, wrote us about these exchange students that had the time of their lives and made a big contribution to their high school winning the Kansas 3A Championship in overtime.
- #1 Freddy from Germany was the Rossville Bulldogs Varsity kicker and played an exciting part in the Championship victory! He placed number one in the state for Special Teams – PAT, as well as in the top five for kickoff yardage.
- #62 Tomass from Latvia was a member of the practice team helping the Rossville team prepare for another championship season.
- #63 Max from Germany played double duty as a member of the Varsity Offensive and Defensive Lines for the Bulldogs.
Kelly happily speaks of what a third-straight championship season means to the school and greater community. She has been impressed with the way these AYA students have embraced the whole experience. It’s a lot to be an exchange student immersed in a new culture as a new kid in school. Add the hard work and focus it takes to be a student athlete and that’s an incredible challenge.
Freddy, Tomass and Max each displayed tremendous character and maturity. They also had a lot of fun! The whole community has much to celebrate, as Kelly shares, “We are pretty proud of our boys!”