The Fresno High School Senate is the oldest club of its kind in the country. Founded in 1890, The Senate honors tradition, academic excellence and leadership. Even though we play an annual football game, athletic ability is not a requirement for membership. The Senate is a group for education leaders and mentors. The football game is just one of our many traditions.
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Most of the current participants were not born when I played my first Thanksgiving game on November 22, 1984. I did not intend to play 28 straight years, but I enjoy being part of an organization where students learn to disagree civilly. The younger students continue to provide hope that the next generation will lead us to a brighter future. I am also proud to be part of an organization that creates future leaders.
I also learn something unexpected from the students each year. This time, I learned about a game called “Awkward Ninja.” It looked like a cross between Twister and charades. I do not think the Awkward Ninja tradition will last, which is a good thing, because the younger people would dominate.