To the editor:
Vote Yes on Feb. 5 for the $6.5 million referendum!
The sport of wrestling has taught me many life lessons. Wrestling cultivates discipline, mental toughness, a competitive spirit and a drive to succeed. These qualities are forever instilled in me and have sharpened me in all areas of my personal and professional life.
With this new shift and the popularity of girls participating in the great sport of wrestling we must update our facilities. The current facility set up is not ideal for the coaches or athletes. There is no privacy among the coaches, boys and girls. There is only one set of bathrooms and showers within the locker room, which is not ideal for anyone involved.
The industrial technology department would greatly benefit from this project as well. If this project got funded, it would allow students to be excited about signing up for shop classes and joining afterschool clubs. Not only would these shop classes provide an excellent curriculum, but the students would learn skills that would help them in all areas of life.
One of my favorite quotes can be applied to this entire project: “Unless you continually work, evolve and innovate, you’ll learn a quick and painful lesson from someone who has,” said Cael Sanderson, four-time undefeated national champion at Iowa State University and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist.
Please vote Yes on Feb. 5 to positively change lives of our youth!
Kane Seeley, 2012 Graduate of Perry High School