Traditions are impotant

Traditions are something that impact every single person differently; some of us go to church every Sunday, and some of us haven’t ever been to a church before. This is just one example of a bigger point, traditions play a pivotal role in everybody’s lives, all around the world at all times.

Traditions need to be kept alive in our lives for many reasons, but in my opinion the biggest reason why traditions are so key in society is very simple, they build an understanding of the importance of family.

 Every year around this time, my family goes to the pumpkin patch and we pick out pumpkins to carve. My family has had this tradition for as long as I can remember, and one day if I have a family I will take them to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin to carve. Almost every family has at least one example of something like this and that is a great thing.

 Traditions are a great way of learning about the history of your school or family as well. Here at Southeast Polk we have many traditions that are very important to our student body. For example, the RhythAMetteS are even a tradition in a way. At Southeast Polk we always have the RhythAMetteS perform at football games and especially at halftime of the homecoming football game. Another tradition we have at our school is the homecoming parade. Every year, on the Thursday before the homecoming football game, we have a parade that goes through Altoona, and I have gone to it whenever I have been able to for years.

These traditions are commonplace at Southeast Polk and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It makes me happy to know that my younger siblings will have some of the same experiences that I had.