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Please vote yes

October 30, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

To the Editor:

As juniors at Fairmont High School, we ask that everyone votes yes for the school referendum on Nov. 6. We love our school and all it offers.

Anyone thinking no, please read open-mindedly. You had your opportunity as a high-schooler to partake in extracurricular activities. When you look back at your high school careers, you don't reminisce on the grade you got in a class. Although grades are important, we smile on the homecoming events put on by student council members, or sporting events, such as going to state in football, which the town greatly supported. Also, we recall great times of band trips and parades or school musicals. Now imagine not having any of this.

To the "older generation" who are thinking about voting no, kids are taught to respect you. How are they expected to do that if you don't support them?

Now, what about Cardinal pride? We are sure many of you go to some sort of activity held by the school. Are you just going to sit at home if it doesn't pass? Our school is amazing and looked at fondly by surrounding areas. If the referendum doesn't pass, throw out all your Cardinal gear and put your heads down, because it's not just affecting teens, teachers and coaches. You live in the community also.

Cutting programs isn't going to make our school better, it's going to give kids troubled opportunities and laziness.

For a little more in taxes, compared to much more if it doesn't pass and the community size becomes smaller, vote yes.

As students, we could scream loudly at how much we want this to pass. Our senior year would be so depressing without the things we love. It's not up to us, though; it's up to you. Please vote yes.

Andrea Carstensen

and Courtney Guetter




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