If you were to be transported back to the 1st century and stand on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and look out, you would see ships gliding across the water with apparent ease. You would see the many oars rowing, but you would never see what powers those oars. Inside the galley of those ships though are men working, sweating, straining, and struggling to do the real work of powering those ships. In any society, there are many unsung heroes who go about their jobs without constant badgering, without being told, without the need for constant reprimand. They are the true “essential” individuals who make every organization run. They are indispensable, will never be paid their value, and the fact that they quietly go about their job, doing quality work, never having to be told what to do, are frequently the ones most overlooked. These are qualities that we want every employee of Wyandotte Public Schools to have, and are the qualities we want to instill in every student that passes through the halls. Those character traits translate into success in whatever field that student decides to one day pursue.
There is not a better example of this in the student body of Wyandotte Public Schools than what Kyah Enyart does to help every sports program she is a part of. She has spent the last four years as an excellent powerlifter and track athlete. But she also does a disproportionate amount of the logistics work as a manager and filmer for both football and basketball (boys and girls). She never has to be told to do her job, never has to have her skills corrected; she just simply does her job and makes being a basketball/football coach easier, and her diligence helps student athletes have a visual picture of what needs to be corrected.
We interviewed some of the coaches around here to get their input. Coach Bobby Walters said, “Kyah does one of the most important jobs in the whole program. Her work lets us see what we’re doing right, what we’re doing wrong, allows us to make corrections and . . . she’s the unsung hero of both of our basketball programs. You can’t replace her. If we had to replace her, it would be so hard. She is one of the most vital parts of our basketball team.” Coach Skip Brock said, “she’s fantastic, reliable, and all of the things we need her to be. She is consistent.” Coach Eddie Jones said, “you just don’t have to worry about that part of every game. She will automatically have it taken care of.” Coach Brock added, “she’s a self starter. She doesn’t have to be told what to do, she just does it.”
Despite these obvious contributions, all of us were guilty of a profound oversight that inadvertently robbed her of recognition during the football and basketball senior nights. She deserved to hand her parents a rose and walk out on the floor as a major contributor to what we do around here. For that oversight, we offer the most genuine and heartfelt apologies, and point without any guile to her character as a genuinely good worker, good student, and great person who deserves to be recognized as much or more than anyone.
Kyah is the daughter of Keith Enyart and Jamie Enyart and stepdaughter of Jennifer Enyart. She has been a powerlifter and track athlete for four years and has served as manager to both football and basketball teams for four years. After high school, Kyah will be good and diligent at whatever she does. She plans to attend Pittsburg State University seeking a degree in psychology. She will then stay for a graduate degree that allows her to fulfill her dream of being a clinical psychologist.
Thank you Kyah Enyart for everything you do for the district!