From the Superintendent's desk...
It has come to my attention that I have inadvertently offended some of our folks with a comment that was part of my latest writing in the Holden newspaper.The article was a sincere note of admiration and appreciation of our students who earned the opportunity to compete in the State Wrestling Championships. After hearing the related complaints and looking back at what I wrote, I understand why some would be irritated by what I said.
Even though I know that my intent was purely to honor a couple of students who excelled in their season and represented our school at a high level, in my attempt to compare myself as a basketball player to them as wrestlers…I should have stopped right there.To include other basketball players in my comparison was not fair or right.Please read this as what it is – a heartfelt apology that any student at Lone Jack would think that I did not/do not appreciate the hard work it takes to compete in their arena.
To everyone that offers me the opportunity, I brag about the great young people we have in our schools.The students are respectful and work hard and they represent our school in a way that brings us all pride.We have students who are very good at what they do…academics, basketball, vocational agriculture, music, wrestling, football, volleyball, etc. – and they are very good at it because of the hard work they give their area of expertise.
Again, I offer my apologies to the basketball players who were offended by my comment.Please know that I value what they do and I am as proud of them as I am of each of the students who represent the Lone Jack Schools through our various programs.
Until next time…go Mules!