Every Fall, ASIJ buzzes in a flurry of homecoming week activities focused on school spirit and community building. The week culminates in Spirit Day, a day dedicated to cheering on the Mustangs sports teams, playing games and eating delicious food.
Four girls and four boys traveled to Okinawa in the hopes of defending our Far East Team Championship title. Their hard work and determination throughout the season paid off in the end. We left Okinawa this year holding onto the Team Championship and the Boy’s Division 1 Championship, again defending this title from last year. As for the girls, it was down to the wire with the last match being the deciding factor between first and second. The girls played their hearts out and were runner-up to Kadena Girls with two points separating the two teams.
Yosuke Higashi: Far East Singles Champion
ASIJ tennis was incredibly strong this year, earning championship titles in the Girls’ Kanto Finals, Boys’ Kanto Finals and Boys’ Far East as well as being the Far East Overall Team Champions. The team practiced four days out of the week on our six new beautiful tennis courts. Each team member came to practice prepared to play their hardest for a position to represent the team at each match (seven spots). Both teams, girls and boys, were full of superb talent, depth, and sportsmanship. I was told at Far East by an opposing team that if they had to lose against a team they were glad it was ASIJ because of our sportsmanship and court etiquette. (Jennifer Brown, Tennis Coach)