There is No "I" in Team
By S. Ben-Maimon '12
There is no “I” in team. It is the cliché many of us, including myself, have heard over and over again throughout our childhood. Barrack Athletics has taught me the depth of this saying. I have learned through my athletic experiences at Barrack, that as a teammate, I am part of a bigger picture. My actions within a game are not self-serving; they must be done for the sake of my team and my school. Throughout my high school career, I have found that this lesson also plays a major role in all parts of my life. It has allowed me to fully understand and appreciate the mitzvahs of tikun olam and chesed, while also helping me put my simple problems in perspective. A team can accomplish much more than any individual. A team works together and supports each other with a single goal in mind. This life lesson, the lesson of understanding the meaning and value of being on a team, has allowed me to grow into the person I am today. As graduation approaches and I prepare to start a new phase of my life, I want to thank Barrack Athletics, and especially Kim Gillio, for instilling these values in me and making me recognize that there truly is no “I” in team.