During my four years in high school, only one thing mattered to me, and that was wrestling. Being on a team that traveled all across the United States to find the best competition, I was in and out of my high school at very odd hours. Something that I had noticed one night during my senior year was that our school clocks were still on during the weekends. A school that uses a digital clock system, I couldn’t help but think of how much energy was being used to the point that I even brought it up to my coach. He only being a coach and lacking any knowledge towards energy and natural resources, told me not to worry about it and focus on wrestling. After doing further research, however, I have learned that the amount of money being wasted by keeping the digital clocks on their usual brightness during vacant hours has the potential to negatively affect the school’s economic state. Sapling’s IP clock system may be a solution to this possible economic dilemma, which can possibly lead to the dropping of certain extracurricular activities.
The economy in today’s day and age is a wild one to say the least. Nobody knows what to expect when they wake up every morning. The education industry has especially been hit hard with this present problem, particularly the public education sector. With the government trying to preserve as much money as it can, public school funding is sometimes a priority that slips down in the ranks. Once public schools start losing government funding, extracurricular activities are normally the first facet of the school that takes the biggest hit. To nobody’s surprise, athletics are in fact a schools greatest extracurricular cost. Being one of the less popular sports, wrestling is most susceptible of being shut down compared to other athletic teams. This has already occurred at the college level. Once a school’s budget gets tight, the least money-making sports face the most scrutiny. Wrestling, although varying in popularity depending on program prestige, is more of an expensive sport than many presuppose. With equipment, on top of bus fairs and plain tickets, a school’s bill adds up fiercely when having a wrestling team. Since it isn’t a major spectator sport like football, basketball, and baseball, a wrestling program faces a high risk of being shut down.
Sapling can have a say in this matter. Their IP clocks, unlike from other companies, have added features not available on other IP clocks. One key feature, as mentioned previously, is cost-effectiveness. Sapling’s IP clocks possess a feature that allows owners to set up the clock so that it dims down to a barely-viewable state during hours of expected vacancy and then turns back on by itself to normal viewing brightness during regular school hours. This practice in efficiency can lead to a more economically sound institution, thus increasing its chances of keeping all of its extracurricular activities.
This truly shows how much clocks can play a role in the state of a company, regardless of industry. Many people train for a sport all their lives to be successful in high school. If I went to high school during a period of economic uncertainty such as right now, who knows if my wrestling team would still be around? Without making my mark on my high school via wrestling, I would not have received recruitment to wrestle in college, which led me to being part of this company. These are reasons why Sapling’s IP clock system provides so much benefit to schools and everyone in them. The implementation of these types of systems can increase the chances of students fulfilling their dreams and not worry about losing their favorite sport due to budgetary issues.