Athletics play an important role in the life of students and the Washington Community. The opportunity to participate in a wide variety of student-selected activities is a vital part of a student's educational experience. Athletes learn valuable lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition and responsibility. They learn how to set goals and achieve great success, but also how to deal with, and rebound from disappointing setbacks. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it a responsibility to teammates, the school and the community.