Do yourself a favor and read this poem written by Hannah Payne, class of 2017.
It is more than
more than a group
It is more than just
Monday and Friday evenings
with Tuesday morning’s
This is not what it seems
in theory, it is so much more.
It is the sharpness of a countermarch,
the cadences we’ve heard a thousand
times before, and feeling your heart beating out of your chest at parade rest
in the Alamodome.
The Regiment is a prayer before every
game and “pulling in” for a speech
from Mr. Steele
This is a family of generations and generations to come
We have unique stores but only
Taking a pause from our troubles
and just marking time
We could all agree, the work
is worth everything when the result
contains laughter, hugs, and crying because every single judge chose White Oak,
so now it’s our time.
But one day we will walk
out those doors for the last time
and I promise, we’ll continue
marching on, and know
what we march for.
WOHS Regiment of Roughnecks ‘17