Student, Monument Valley High School, Class of 2016,
As you may not know, Monument Valley High School is located in Kayenta, Arizona on the Navajo reservation. It is very rural and isolated, most people here drive two and half hours to the nearest town which is Flagstaff. It takes a toll to even shop or eat at a decent place while living by a couple of restaurants that is not the same as to Olive Garden. On the Navajo reservation, there isn't much to do around, we only have the school to support like sports. At Monument Valley the most popular extracurricular activities are football, volleyball, and basketball. During the season of football gets tickets, shirts, and signs ready before it even began. Mostly, everyone goes all out rather than like cross-country; they just ignore and isn't quite as "interesting" as football. People even go to the point of cheering and watching them play while it is below forty degrees, that's how insane the fans will go for football. As for volleyball, well first off last year in 2014-2015, I'm proud to announce our volleyball team won the state championship. Most of them worked twice as hard to stay number one throughout the season. As well as football, people tend to support volleyball just as much as football. Along with the state title here at Monument Valley High School the varsity team even had the chance to be pictured in the Navajo Times which is a newspaper written by Navajos like the New Times only it has everything that relates to Navajo culture, politics, and headlines on the reservation. Lastly, in the winter season of the uprising of basketball season everyone is jumping around saving seats and tickets to watch what every Navajo loves the most; basketball. It's like an addiction on the reservation, everyone really gets into it. When a player gets fouled but the referee doesn't call it, the whole crowd shouts and trash talk the ref or sometimes the other team. Most of them don't understand the meaning of sportsmanship in the game of basketball because hello, it's a physical mental game. It's all about whose better at what school like town vs town.