In the article, “Running to Remember” (Upfront) it talks about Ku Stevens an 18 year old who was inspired by his great-grandfather’s repeated escapes from an indigenous boarding school, retraced the route, then was set himself in hopes to win a Nevada state title. A senior at Yerington High School in Western Nevada, Stevens ran the 5-kilometer race that stretched into the Reno, Nevada foothills, with no one by his side he pushed on. Stevens felt winning would honor his tribe and his ancestor especially his great-grandfather who suffered violent treatment at federal church-run boarding schools. Finally, Stevens was announced the state champion and the fastest cross country runner in all of Nevada. Once he won he received his gold medal and he covered himself in the flag of the Yerington Paiute tribe.
I think this is super incredible and touching. Running or doing anything for a cause that means a lot to you is always rewarding in the end. I think that Stevens did this for an extremely good cause, is is such an accomplishment that he was able to honor not only himself but the individual’s closest to him as well as his ancestors with his accomplishments.
What is something you would do to honor those who are dearest to you?