The legacy of Seagoville High School is under attack.
The news that some faculty members at Seagoville High School have taken upon themselves to discard the rich history of the Dragons and throw away so many historic trophies have struck a nerve with more than a few alumni. It’s more than unfair, it’s disrespectful to the thousands and thousands of former students and faculty.
Once upon a time, our local high school competed for state championships in basketball, went undefeated in football, and was a perennial playoff squad in baseball. The Sea Dragons were amongst the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) top swim teams, and the Future Farmers of America were second to none. And, that’s just a teaser.
Seagoville High School used to be a place where academic and athletic achievements were the norm. We competed well against the rich kids from Allen, and were one of the DISD model schools. “I’m from Seagoville, couldn’t be prouder” was not just a cheer, it was a lifestyle.
But for some strange reasons – a few of the current faculty at SHS would like to erase that proud history. The past is the past and not important, evidently. Who needs tradition? The fact that history does not matter at Old Seagoville High these days is just utterly ridiculous.
History is important because it helps us to understand the present. A high school with history and tradition sets a standard for future generations of students and faculty. The achievements of the past allows future generations to strive for greater heights. Any institution that forgets its past, has no future.
Seagoville High School cannot get to where it is going without knowing where it has already been. History creates value and shapes our lives. So often the future is built on the foundation of the past, and knowing the past helps us to move forward.
Some things in life are worth fighting for, and I am just one of thousands of alumni and faculty who are as mad as hell at what is going on at Seagoville High School these days. It is one thing to forget the past. It is an injustice to try and disregard the history of Dear Old Seagoville High.
Marvin Moore is a 1984 graduate of Seagoville High School. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.