Jose is a popular name, but I've never duplicated this particular day. This was originally posted on October 30, 2007.
The teacher I covered yesterday and today is also the boys soccer coach. So, 6th period I was out on the field "supervising".
One of my duties is to take roll. This I delegated to two of the older boys on the team.
I was watching over them as they went through the roll yesterday. I barely noted it when they called out for two different Joses (Jose is a popular name around here). It was at about the fifth that I started to wonder. Exactly how many Joses were on this team?
Seven. I counted.
There were 55 students on the roll sheet. That works out to nearly 13%. Nearly 13% of the soccer team is named Jose.
Oh, and I got to say three words that I never thought I'd ever say (as I avoid covering P.E. classes as much as I can): "Take a lap".
Another popular name was Brittany. Once I covered an 8th grade class with four Brittanies, and each girl spelled her name differently.