All year there has been division between the varsity and junior varsity choirs at our high school. I suppose the division is easy enough to understand, but much harder to accept - especially when the division gets snarky and my daughter is in the j.v.
"I'm having a party this week-end. Oh sorry! It's for varsity only."
"Hey, all the choir kids should eat lunch together. Oops! I meant varsity."
But despite the us and them mentality, both choirs had vocal ensembles which made it to the state finals last week. The varsity ensemble went first and received a second class rating. In all their wisdom, they lectured the junior varsity:
"We got only a 2, so since you're only the junior varsity, be prepared to get a 3 or even the lowest score: a 4."
Now don't you just love it? The junior varsity ensemble got the highest rating: a 1.
And to make it just a little sweeter, the junior varsity ensemble was ranked 4th in our division of the state. The varsity? Unranked.
When the varsity group posted on Facebook that their lives were ruined because they had lost to the "lesser" ensemble, well, I shook my head. But I have to admit, I smiled like a maniac, too.
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