本校の生徒が府知事のところに表敬訪問するのは2度目になります。前回は、3年前に樟蔭中高のバトン部の世界大会銀メダルとJAPAN CUPの5冠、ポンポンチア部の8連覇の報告を当時の松井知事にしたものです。その時にも知事からはこれまでの努力に対する賞賛とこれからの頑張りに対する激励の言葉を頂いています。


校 長  楠野 宣孝

【English version】”A Courtesy Call”

On the afternoon of Thursday, November 12, the Shoin High School Dance Club was invited to visit the Governor of Osaka Prefecture, Hirofumi Yoshimura, after winning the overall championship, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Award at the “10th All Japan High School Team Dance Championship”. On the same day, the Doshisha Kori High School Dance Club, which won the “13th Japan High School Dance Club Championship (Big Class)”, also visited the Osaka Prefectural Government Office.

Despite the prefectural governor being extremely busy dealing with the ongoing coronavirus situation, the Shoin High School Dance Club received a square-shaped card with handwritten words of encouragement saying, “The people of Osaka are proud of you all. I want you to live your lives always showing gratitude toward the people around you who have supported you”. The students at both schools seemed to be very impressed with the words of congratulations and encouragement from Governor Yoshimura.

Our junior high school dance club has won a national championship. The high school dance club has achieved top results in most of the many national competitions in which it has participated, but this is the first time it had won the overall championship. Although there have been many restrictions placed since March due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the students were rewarded for their hard work and dedication to practice. Their results were also due to the support they received from friends, parents, and seniors, as the governor said.

This is the second time that our students have paid a courtesy visit to a governor. Previously, we were able to meet with Governor Matsui after the Shoin Junior and Senior High School Baton Twirling Club won a silver medal, five successive JAPAN CUP crowns, and the eight consecutive victories claimed by the Pompom Cheerleading Club three years ago. At that time, the governor also praised their efforts and encouraged them to do their best in the future.

For these students, receiving this kind of praise will motivate them to make even more effort in the future, pushing them to continue practicing and performing with greater enthusiasm. It will do even more so if the praise and encouragement comes from a top-level statesman like the governor of Osaka Prefecture. I am deeply grateful to Governor Yoshimura for accepting our visit despite the difficult situation that surrounds us all.

Principal Nobutaka Kusuno