23 Oct East Campus takes Fourth Place at Slugfest
East Campus traveled to Kentwood for a softball tournament put on by the Alternative Education Athletic Association on Thursday, October 19. The tournament was just one event that has been organized for nearly 20 years by Edwin Colburn from Crossroads Alternative in Kentwood. The tournament had alternative programs from all over Michigan show up from as far away as Shepard and Plainwell, MI.
Unfortunately due to one school not showing up, East Campus students were only able to play 2 games instead 3. East Campus showed a lot of grit after losing their first game by a score of 1 – 4 against Odyssey (Shepard, MI) by winning their last game, doubling up Quest (Plainwell, MI) with a score of 10-5. East Campus ended the tournament turning in a 4th place finish.
Students continue to learn about themselves and their own teammates through events like these. Perseverance, patience, and humility were just of the few traits that East Campus showed to represent Northview Public Schools well to schools around Michigan. Sporting events like these always seem to give players and coaches a boost of moral when it is needed most.