Reagan Rattlers Pay Visit To Local Seniors
Submitted By Emily Cox
Reagan High School football places great emphasis on community involvement. This summer, members of the Reagan football team and cheer squad spent time getting to know their school’s next door neighbors, the residents of Independence Hill Retirement Community.
On June 15, freshmen and sophomores visited Independence Hill. Head Coach Lyndon Hamilton gave residents an overview of the upcoming freshmen and junior varsity seasons. Afterwards, players and cheerleaders spent time getting to know the residents, sharing stories over refreshments.
Then, on July 13, Reagan junior and senior players demonstrated various football drills and plays for the residents and treated them to a quick scrimmage. Said one senior Ratter player,
“This was such a great experience,” said one senior Rattler. “The residents here at Independence Hill are so friendly, and they have so much life experience to share with us. We love spending time with them.”
“We are always impressed by how polite and caring these young people are and how much they engage in conversation with our residents,” shared Independence Hill staff members. “They listen intently as they try to learn a little about history and life from their elders. The coaches are always teaching ‘life lessons’ as well as how to play football. Great group…so looking forward to the next visit.”
The Rattlers’ football season opens on September 2 against the Brennan High School Bears.