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‘The community’ or ‘Wall of Fame’

By From page A5 | July 01, 2013

EDITOR:

Lisa Scott, hopefully I can pass your community “Criteria Test.” I have lived in this county 23 years; I have a child attending El Dorado High (go Cougars). I appreciated you standing up for your beliefs regarding this “Wall of Fame” issue. I do not appreciate you including me in your little tizzy fit to Mr. Barnes, principal at EDHS. You owe an apology to “some members” of our community.

Recently, while waiting for my daughter to get out of the school, the attendance secretary pointed out Mr. Barnes to me. I immediately went up to him and questioned him about the old wall and the new wall. This man (Mr. Barnes) stopped doing whatever it was he was doing. Mr. Barnes was friendly, accommodating, energetic, polite and forthright. He insisted on walking me out to the “new wall” and explaining the situation, as an EDHS parent and community member I would like to thank Mr. Barnes and welcome him to El Dorado County.

As for the “Wall,” Ms. Scott, Mr. Barnes and Mr. Volek, you’re all way off the mark here. In an academic environment that should be setting examples for present and future students on the importance of academic success not athletic achievements, your priorities are askew. As Mr. Wonderful would say on Shark Tank, “stop the foolishness.” A wall of this magnitude should honor students whom were academic high achievers.

TOM GILLEN
Placerville

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