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Edison stands for right things

October 28, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

To the editor:

As a resident of the Edison Local School District, I want to say how proud I am of our football coach, our superintendent and our school board. They are not only teaching our children education, but are also trying to instill them morals, honesty and integrity. This is necessary in life, to follow the dictates of those who are in charge of their growing and learning. This shows what it means to become a good and honest citizen for the future.

Coach Mike McKenzie, Principal Matt Morrison and Superintendent Bill Beattie suspended several members of the football team and cheerleaders, who knew that what they did was against the rules and certainly wasn't the foundation on which they should strive to lead a life that others would follow.

Our country was founded on honesty, integrity and seeking to build a life that would reflect what it means to be a good citizen, and to follow the guidelines that have been enforced in our Constitution and what our Founding Fathers fought for so that we could have a better life, one of honesty, integrity and to helping one another to live by these principles. These are the principles our school leadership is striving to teach students, along with the educational qualities they need to go forth and build a good life for themselves and for their children.

We live in a world where many of these principles have ceased to be considered necessary, which makes it even more commendable for those who strive to bring out the best in our students, so they will go forth and help to create a better place for them to bring up young people with morals, ideals, honesty, integrity and to make life better for all they come in contact with.

While I am discussing the principles of our school system, I would also like to say to all who are property owners in our school district that they should seriously consider what will happen if our levy is not passed. There is a strong possibility that we would have to dissolve our school district. In that case we would be divided into several of our neighboring districts. These districts tax rates are higher now than ours is with the passing of our levy. I can only say that if it had not been for those who have gone before us and wanted the best for us, we wouldn't be where we are. We also should want to do what we can for our children, our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren. This would be the most wonderful gift we could give to them and to future generations.

Doris Smith


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