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Voice of the People

Jun. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Leave Wayne senior prank in the past

This letter is in response to a letter that appeared on June 4. First and foremost, the senior prank is over at Wayne High School. The students responsible have been punished and are redeeming themselves with community service and restitution, not to mention being banned from graduation. It is time to move on and let this situation go.

Her allegations that the school has many problems infuriated me. She apparently isn't aware of the educational affairs of the school.

The class of 2013 received approximately $800,000 in scholarships. This does not include the five who have enlisted in the U.S. military who will receive college funds. Among these are 15 Promise Scholars who will attend colleges within our state and plan to contribute back to our community.

If the writer had taken the time, she would have seen the positives of Wayne High School. She may have read about the robotics program that represented the state at a world competition, the Skills USA program that has sent students to the national competition the last six years, the Nursing Program that has been to a national competition the last five years, and excellent Journalism/Yearbook program, and an excellent JROTC program.

While it is true that Wayne High School has an excellent football program, a great softball program and competitive volleyball, cheerleading, basketball and baseball teams, it is the academic programs where the students demonstrate the most success. And, often, the two, athletics and academics, go hand in hand. This isolated incident shouldn't put a black mark on an outstanding school that has quality students, staff and administrators. This situation should be laid to rest, and the community should once again rally behind the school and its student body with pride.

Hilma Tomblin




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