I am a 17-year-old student attending Evans High School. The perhaps obvious reason I am writing is to offer my sentiments regarding the Evans-Lakeside Boys Varsity basketball game Dec. 6, and the subsequent happenings resulting from the fans attending the event.
First, let it be noted that this letter does not have the intent of condoning the actions of either side, as both were at fault for the rather profane comments and chants incited during the game. Rather, my purpose for writing is to defend both the reputation of Evans High School and of its students.
As I said, I am 17. I am a student. I am not the parent of a student writing in attempt to persuade the reader to believe in the innocence of my child and his or her school. As with many things in life, the situation of the basketball game was such that each set of parents was sitting next to their children and consequently unaware of some of the actions talking place on each side.
Such a seating arrangement may be one of the factors contributing to the blindness some parents may have experienced when gauging the behavior of their own child. I am simply offering one explanation for the possibility of differing stories in this matter.
Now to defend the students of Evans High School from the barrage of blows that this editorial column once hosted. Over the past 15 years, the demographics of Evans High School have constantly changed. Despite this fact, my fellow rednecks and I have maintained high standardized tests scores.
Our offering of such courses as Advanced Placement Computer Science and Advanced Placement Phys-ics, a course only offered because of a close win over Advanced Placement Squirrel Hunting, has attracted Greenbrier students seeking academic excellence, a common theme at Evans High School.
The malicious attack on my school by Nancy Edenfield, though lacking a basketball court, seems quite reminiscent of the bantering she defines as both trashy and disgusting. Insinuating a poor social status among the students and a student population full of racists and bigots only demeans Edenfields own intent in her writing. I applaud Don Brigdon, our principal, in his efforts to condemn such activities and prevent future occurrences.
Heres to children and trash fighting their own battles. May the rivalry between these two great schools continue. God Bless!
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