Dana Dever of In the Wings Studio of Dancedirects Destiny Abreu, Shannon Norris, Kat Fair and Jonathan Buccio in their final rehearsal for the Falcon Homecoming pep rally on Friday.
Falcon Pride Takes Wing
Community Has Won Its Championship
Editorial by Patric Hedlund
During this homecoming week we need to remember this: The community already has won its championship.
Do you remember what it was like to see teachers, students and parents on the street corners and in the board room in May and June? They carried picket signs and wore T-shirts with two words: Work Together!
That is what the community did. Parents, students, teachers and staff showed up at all the El Tejon Unified School District board meetings. They had a single focused message about Frazier Mountain High School: “Save our sports!”
It took a few months, but their message was heard.
The community worked together to lobby for another season of interscholastic league sports, and they won.
No trained coach was hired, carpooling is being used for most away games instead of gas-guzzling district buses and resources have been limited— but the interscholastic sports program was saved.
This homecoming is not about winning a ballgame. It is about celebrating a winning spirit that transcends the football field when the community works together. That is the real gift of this season for the kids and the schools.
Friday, come celebrate the victory that the town has already won for its kids. Show what the new Falcon Spirit means.
This is part of the October 28, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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