Here’s what Darien High School Principal Ellen Dunn told the school’s students in an announcement Wednesday morning about Thanksgiving and the Turkey Bowl: Have fun and remember that you’re a role model for those younger than you.
She shared the text of her announcement with DHS parents in an email. Here’s what she said:
I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving from the entire DHS family to yours. I would also like to share the announcement I made a few moments ago about the Turkey Bowl tomorrow.
Good morning, DHS
Thanksgiving is such a beautiful holiday when life pauses and we take a moment to reflect on all for which we are grateful. For me, it is an opportunity to give thanks for the exceptional faculty and staff at DHS who dedicate themselves to seeing that you reach your full potential and that you are prepared, when you leave us, to follow every dream.
I am also thankful for all of you. You brighten our days with your positive energy. You work hard to reach every expectation we set for you and you challenge us to be the best we can be.
Many of us will gather tomorrow morning with family and friends to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our Blue Wave Football team. The tremendous enthusiasm generated by this event is evidence of the pride we all feel about our school.
When you attend an event like this, remember that you represent your school and your community. The young children who will be there look up to you as role models and we expect that you will be the examples they seek.
I remind you that good sportsmanship is expected and any behavior falling short of that expectation will result in removal from the game and the loss of the privilege to be a spectator for the winter season. For your safety, security at Boyle Stadium will not allow students into the event with bags or bottles, and I am confident you will use good judgment before, during and after the game.
The weather reports for tomorrow morning warn of bitter cold so please dress appropriately for the conditions!
Tomorrow, we ask that you bring a Thanksgiving spirit of gratitude to the game, letting your Blue Wave Pride be seen by all through your actions.
We all have so much to be thankful for and this is a day set aside to recognize the gifts that enrich our lives.
I look forward to seeing you there and together cheering on our undefeated Blue Wave Football Team. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.
How to get tickets online: Turkey Bowl: Blue Wave vs the Rams
See the Hype Videos
And here’s this year’s “Official Turkey Bowl hype video”:
New Canaan has a hupe video, too: