Letters to the Editor

Letters - May 27, 2011

Bremerton Athletic Director
Students should show respect

I find myself troubled by the quote used in an article (“Changing of the Guard,” May 20) by Bremerton High School sophomore student Chris Sargent.

The mere fact that a student thought it appropriate to call Athletic Director Duarte by his first name, “George” speaks volumes to the disrespect that I believe this 15-year-old child is being fed by the adults around him. Youth sports will continue to suffer, no matter who is at the helm, as long as coaches and directors feel it appropriate to share their personal frustrations with the young minds around them.

Jennifer Yost


Scholarships, denied
State isn’t keeping its promise

Where has the pride in our school systems gone? To make a promise to a student and then renege is unthinkable (“CK students get the scholarship ... without the scholarship,” May 6).

Do we want our children to grow up in a world where they can no longer trust adults to comply with their promises?

Why should a student strive for perfection in their grades believing they will obtain a scholarship, only to have their dreams and hopes dashed?

I don’t believe for one minute that the needed funds for those scholarships can’t be found.

In Sweden, the people believe that education comes first ... smart way of thinking.

Everything we do as adults reflects on our children.

A promise should be just that, a promise.

Stop being deceitful to those students and take care of business.

Dona Clark


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