“Two” Good to Change

VIEWPOINT

Combining East and West will limit opportunities

Beth_Williams_ResizedBy Beth Williams, Current Staff

In history books, America is often referred to as a “land of opportunity,” where each individual has a chance to obtain success and achievement. However, what happens when this invaluable opportunity is greatly reduced?

By combining our two high schools, students will miss out on the chances that multiple high schools offer. This means that fewer students will be able to participate in certain activities, such as sports.

If a one high school system had already been in place, then I too would have missed out on a great opportunity.

This past summer, I had the good fortune to be selected as the East representative for the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar. This seminar teaches Wisconsin sophomores how to become responsible citizens in their communities through utilizing their leadership skills. Honestly, this seminar was one of the best experiences of my life. I made many new friends there, while learning how to be a better leader.

I even met the West Bend West representative, Katelyn Mueller, at the seminar. She seemed to be having a great time at the seminar, just like me.

But, if only one high school existed last year, then one of us wouldn’t have been able to attend the seminar. And, if the high schools are combined, then only one student will have the opportunity to attend this leadership seminar next year.

In my opinion, a world with more leaders is a much better place to live.

(Photo courtesy of Beth Williams.)

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East junior Beth Williams, second from right, was part of the Germany division at this summer’s Wisconsin Leadership Seminar.

2 Comments

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2 responses to ““Two” Good to Change

  1. Mr. Zappia

    Sounds like a great experience!!

  2. Renee Wilberg

    Positive personal experiences pay dividends in more ways than one.
    Great job!

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