To the Editor:
Although I do not pretend to represent the entire Fairmont class of 1968, I am confident that many of my classmates would agree with the opinions expressed in this letter.
Many of you have made up your mind to support or not support the upcoming school referendum. I wish to address those of you who are undecided. All the words have been spoken, both pro and con, so I am not going to try and change your minds. Simply put, we need those of you who are undecided to vote on Nov. 6 and we need you to vote yes.
No one likes to pay more, especially in taxes. However, the life-changing benefits of an education that includes band, choir, debate, athletics, etc., should not be underestimated. We must develop well-rounded citizens that contribute to society, engage their peers and make a positive difference in this ever-changing world. Those important attributes and life lessons are greatly enhanced through a well-rounded education that includes extracurricular activities of all types. Strength of character, poise, teamwork and leadership are but a few attributes developed through a healthy dose of well-executed extracurricular activities.
I urge you to find out where your polling place is located, arrange to get there and vote yes on Nov. 6 for the future of the students, the programs and most of all for Fairmont's future.