Grammatical error plagues wrestling room, many afflicted and no cure in sight

I was sitting in class one day, minding my own business, when a friend of mine came up and told me a very interesting story. He had taken an AP test the day before and noticed something that he will never forget. “I was taking the AP Govt. test in the wrestling room when I noticed something,” Mystery Friend X said (who has chosen to remain anonymous to avoid backlash from the administration). “I saw a quote on the wall by the bike rack and was shocked.” The quote wasn’t inappropriate, it wasn’t written in a different language. This quote had a grammatical error. “Champions are people that failed but refused to quit.” This quote, albeit slightly inspirational, has a very obvious grammatical error. “When referring to people, you must use who, not that,” English teacher and linguistics connoisseur Trisha Johnson said. This seems to be an error that should have been caught and changed long ago. When I found out about this, I decided to investigate and find out who is responsible. So I started from the top: “I don’t think anyone has actually noticed this error,” Ames High Principal Michael McGrory said. “It has not been brought up in any meetings since it’s been put up.” After this less than satisfying answer, I decided to go to the heart of the sporting program, athletic director Judge Johnston. “[The wrestling room] is Mr. Latch’s baby,” Johnston said. “I have no idea about that. I think Sign Pro might have put it up.” I felt as though I was making progress, the answer was only a phone call away. I immediately called Sign Pro to get some answers. “Talk to Craig, but he’s not here now,” was the response I received. Nearly defeated, I knew that I had one last chance to get an answer, so I regained my composure and found the man possibly responsible for this egregious error, wrestling coach Mr. Chad Latch. As I walked down the hallway, I replayed the quote in my head time and time again. I reached his room (or at least the room he was subbing in), slowly turned the knob, and looked inside. What I saw was a strong, yet subtle, man, and walked up to him like an ant walks up to a to a giraffe. I showed him the error in photo format. He looked at it for a few seconds, looked up at me, and said, “We got this quote from ISU. They had it before we did.” Finally, after assuming that Latch’s information was reliable, I had found the answer I had been direly searching for during the last few hours. I had found the culprit. No, it was not the administration, it was not the wrestling coach, or even the athletic director. The culprit was none other than Iowa State University. All of the collective colleges at ISU (including the College of Horticulture, which has not existed for years), the staff, and the students were guilty of this horrendous sin against the English language. And you know who the victims were? They were none other than us, the dedicated students of Ames High, who work hours a day to succeed only to find that the administration they look up to with pride will allow grammatical errors to exist in 468-point font in the school. We are the victims, victims of a wrong that must be righted.