To the Editor:
I read the Fairmont speech team sectional tournament results in the "Briefly" section of Tuesday's paper. We were very proud to read that Fairmont had won the competition for the ninth straight year. This is truly an amazing record.
Ten of the competing students are now headed for the state speech meet. All of these students are highly accomplished in their speaking and presentation skills as proven by qualifying for state competition, not to mention the 19 other students from our school that qualified for the sectional meet.
Participating in the sectional and state speech tournaments may not be highly "visible sports" accomplishments but certainly they are well-earned, highly coveted feats for these verbal athletes. If you know these students, make sure you let them know you are proud of them and that they have your support and appreciation.
Let's celebrate these students and their elite level of performance.
Pat and Jean Parsley,
proud speech parents