How does our Head of School, Gabriella Rowe, spend her Labor Day? If it consisted of relaxing by a body of water, grilling on the patio, and watching US Open tennis all day long, I would be writing about myself. That story would hardly be article worthy. Mrs. Rowe happened to spend her Labor Day competing in the Towne Lake Triathlon in Cypress, Texas. Finishing a triathlon is an incredible achievement. Mrs. Rowe loves to compete. She loves to test herself. Today was no different. Triathlons are both physically and mentally challenging. A person must be strong in both areas in order to persevere, and stand up to the challenge the course and the elements have to offer. “It was hot, but it was awesome.” With a quote like that, I think it’s safe to say she overcame in a big way. She approached the triathlon the same way she approaches anything else- with passion and enthusiasm. This is what it means to be Viking Strong. All of our student-athletes and teams reflect this attitude each and every day. The commitment and energy that is given by our athletes in an effort to sacrifice of themselves for the greater good of the team is Viking Strong. To prepare your body and your mind in order to compete at the highest level is Viking Strong. To honor the game and your opponent is Viking Strong. Thank you for setting the example Mrs. Rowe, and thank you to our athletes that carry out that example for all of our teams.