Smallville Torch

Volume 50, Issue 50 | 2001

DEDICATION

by Pete Ross

In the last edition of the Torch, I wrote about respect and the lack of it in these parts. This time, I’m writing about something that I really admire and that I have seen quite a bit of lately–and that’s dedication.

You can tell when you’re around people who are really into something and give it their all, and when you see the final product, it’s really good. A good example of dedication around here is Smallville’s star quarterback, Whitney Fordman. He has stuck with football all through his high school career, and despite some injuries in his sophomore year, he keeps on playing. Now, he’s got college scouts looking at him, and his prospects look good for getting into the school of his choice on a full scholarship. If Whitney stays dedicated to his game like this, there’s no telling where he’ll be in 10 years–maybe a Metropolis Shark, maybe a Bludhaven Wing. Either way, his dedication to the game will have gotten him there.

In the past few months, I’ve observed another friend who is very dedicated to a cause, so much so that it consumes a good amount of her time. I’m talking about our editor here at the Torch, Chloe Sullivan. Despite her demanding responsibilities, Chloe has a “life” and time to hang out, even though you can tell that in the back of her head, the wheels are still turning in regard to her chosen work. She takes something and makes it the best it can possibly be. And you know what? She has succeeded with flying colors, and her dedication has yielded amazing results. She has received awards, people respect her (well, the people who matter, at least) and there is no doubt in my mind that Chloe will be able to get a scholarship to the university of her choice. It’s all because she tries really hard, and even when things look down for her, she should know that EVERYTHING will pay off in the end.

I just hope that everyone who spends so much time on the things they love realizes the great benefits that come later on. It’s important to stick with what you enjoy doing, and, hopefully, your dedication will lead to happiness and personal reward. Not only that, it’ll make some of your friends think you’ve got a good head on your shoulders.

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