The Spirit of the Mustangs

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– [Host] Welcome to the
Spirit of the Mustangs. This is a reverent place,
a reflective place. These Mustangs represent your journey through your education. This is their story. The freshman horse stands
at the water’s edge. He is tentative, unsure. For some, he represents the first to go. For others, he represents a
proud college-going legacy. He has fears and doubts
about whether or not he belongs here and can
do this, yet he is here. The freshman horse musters the courage and takes that first step. Throughout your freshman year,
visit here to be reassured when you are challenged, and
to celebrate your successes. Be reminded of the courage
you found on this day. The sophomore horse is
moving a little faster, still navigating the
process and finding his way, but he made it through the first year. He is gaining confidence
and building a foundation, but there are decisions to be made. What will be his passion, his life’s work? Some will explore, some come with answers. Frequent this place in your sophomore year to reflect on your options
and your decisions. Be reminded of your
successes to this point and the foundation you’ve built. The junior horse is at a full gallop. She is at the halfway
point of this journey, and she has found her passion. Her head is high, eyes fixed on her goals. The work is hard, but she
leans into it, confident in her decision and direction. Visit here in your junior year to reflect on how far you’ve come. When the challenges are great, be reassured of your decision. Fix your eyes on your path. The senior horse, proud, confident, now inspiring others to follow. All that is left is to hone the knowledge and skills that she has acquired. She reflects on her time here, remembering the courage she found,
the confidence she gained, and all the experiences along the way. She readily assumes the
responsibilities of leadership. The Mustang’s journey began
with a tentative first step, and now ends with a bold
leap towards the future. Return here throughout your senior year and as an alumnus, grow in
strength and confidence. Remember your time here, and be assured that you are forever a part
of this Mustang family.


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