Student's stance on KCHS graduation deserves support

Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2005

As a graduate of Kenai Central High School (class of '79), I would like to commend the writer of the Jan. 31 letter to the editor in the Peninsula Clarion. For this young person to stand up for what she believes in means only one thing — that Kenai Central High School is still putting out top senior graduates.

I would like to go on record as agreeing with this senior. It's shameful that no one has considered the fact that graduation is for the students. I remember when that auditorium was built, and the statements made by the administration of the day, that it would hold all future graduation ceremonies. Now, to think 20 years later this tradition is no longer good enough.

The old gymnasium was certainly good enough for the several Alaska legislators, business owners, parents and a handful of attorneys all who graduated from Kenai Central High School when it was the only high school between the two cites.

To stand up for what you believe in shows courage; to listen shows wisdom. What would it cost to take the time and ask the seniors of 2005 if they want to follow tradition or create a new path of their own?

You already have one student who is willing to stand up.

A former high school teacher at KCHS once said: "For every person who writes a letter there are a thousand more that feel the same way."

Kelly Wolf , Class of '79, Kenai



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