Last Friday the 27th of July saw 21 Mernda Park students represent their school at their first Hooptime event for the Bridge Inn District. We created three teams, one Future Stars and two Rookies teams for those who are still learning the game. Our Future Stars team went undefeated in their preliminary rounds and unfortunately lost in their semi final. They were gracious in defeat and humble in victory. Their efforts were courageous and their teamwork impeccable. Our Rookie teams also did our school very proud. They ran, jumped, defended and attacked every game with a great amount of determination and energy. The Rookies managed to come away with a few wins for the day and also developed their skills in the game of basketball. Lisa, Natalie and myself could not speak higher of these children that represented MPPS on the day with a great sense of pride, spirit and enthusiasm to do their best!