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COVID decision triggers unusual feeling: happiness

Imagine you’re a high school athletic director.

You love sports and you like kids. If you didn’t, there are plenty of easier ways to make money.

Your job – if not life – centers on trying to maximize the life experience for high schoolers, for many of whom athletics provide motivation to gain other knowledge and skills they need but might not otherwise be inclined to pursue.

For the last year, as been the case with many other professions to one extent or another, athletic directors have been stymied – forced to watch teens get their hopes up, then have them dashed repeatedly by ed...