By Musa Hill This season in wrestling was a great season for Palumbo’s wrestling team. The wrestling team got great contributions from the whole team. Contributors included Matthew Carlone and Kevin Sokolo. Those two are also in Palumbo’s lone journalism class and do great work. The wrestling team made it to the championship and suffered a tough defeat this year. The team lost 38-37 and for the third straight year fell short. But how short did they fall if they fell short at all? Palumbo is a school known for its academic accolades and great environment for brilliant students to come and be able to work hard and excel. The consequences of setting up your school in this manner are high graduation rates very competitive class rankings and stellar college acceptance rates. So do we lose if our sports teams are good but not the best or is it considered a win for an athletic program at a school that mainly focuses on academics to do good even if they don't win it all? Interesting question I know. The students do good and they will probably always do good that is why I feel that the academic reward is more important than the brief satisfaction or fleeting joy that comes with highly successful athletic programs that are due to a school wide focus on sports as opposed to academics and the futures of students. There is no lasting merit in a high school state championship but there are lasting effects of getting into a good college and having your dream career put close to you. So don’t ever call the Academy at Palumbo Griffins losers because they are winners in the grand scheme of things and in the athletic programs where they are not given the world to work with like other schools winners plain and simple Winners.