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Finding Peace
April 19, 2024

Sprint to Success

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JUPITER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, JANUARY 2024 — I joined the Varsity Track team two years ago, and ever since, I’ve seen how Track has helped me grow.

In 2022 I joined the Track team at JCS, making it the first varsity sport I’ve competed in. Personally, I believe Track has many benefits for students, ranging from physical health to building friendships with teammates and opponents alike. Every sport boasts to be the best, with sports like Football having a bigger reach than Track, but this sport is unique. I think everyone should do a sport like Track because of the benefits that come with it. Some reasons for people to do Track include building strength and stamina, as well as getting the exercise that so many students need.

One thing that I really love about Track, is that it is an individual sport, which allows me to compete for myself and control the outcome of each event I compete in. Track is beneficial to students because it allows for physical growth, giving student athletes a chance to prepare for their main sport by conditioning during Track season. With a small team this year, there is always room for more people to try Track. So feel free to come out to tryouts this year. You may find a sport you like or just enjoy all the benefits that come with it.

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Ben Weda
Class of 2026 Student Journalist
Ben Weda has been a student at Jupiter Christian School for 10 years and is a journalist for Jupiter Christian’s newspaper ‘The Beak." Over the years, Ben’s friends have given him many nicknames, ‘Big Ben’ being the one that really stuck over the years. Ben plans on graduating in 2026 and would like to attend a Christian college. He will most likely pursue a career in law enforcement or engineering. Ben was born and raised in Florida and has never moved out of the state. Over the past 3 years, Ben has become involved in Track and Field, Cross Country, Football, and Wrestling, and enjoys doing sports year-round. Outside of school, he enjoys working out, reading and eating good food. So far, Ben’s favorite travel destination has been his grandparents' home deep in the mountains of North Carolina, which he has been visiting since the age of 3. Ben has several chickens, as well as a white and grey cat named Oliver Twist. Ben volunteers at his school during chapel helping to run the audio-visual equipment as well as setting up and tearing down chapel. His favorite Bible verse is Psalms 121:1-4, "I lift my eyes to the mountains — where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep."
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