To The Daily Sun,
I would like to applaud the exceptionally well-written letter (April 6) by the three Prospect Mountain High School students who articulated so well their dismay toward the Alton Central School Board's behavior at their April 4 meeting. You three point out that you received a firsthand lesson in civics, and indeed you did — welcome to Civics 101. What you witnessed was a small group of elected officials who consider themselves the foundation of democracy rather than simply servants who sit upon, and should be supporting by their actions, a foundation which is already the very backbone of our country. Indeed, they should be guided by it, not ignoring it in favor of their own personal agendas and ideologies.
In contrast to you three, I am actually embarrassed to think of the things that were important to me when I was in high school. Safe to say, at the time, I might have lacked a certain depth of character which you have demonstrated, and which I congratulate you for. I also commend you for acknowledging the influences of your teachers; by doing so, you underscore the very fact that if the Alton Central School system is producing civic-minded young people such as yourselves, than it should not be tampered with by a bickering and divided School Board whose ears are deaf to its community.
Thanks so much for taking the initiative to step forward and speak your minds. Your voice was heard ... and appreciated.
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