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School Spirit
By Charlene Thomas


September 26, 2011
Monday PM

I recently attended a Kayhi Kings football game at Fawn Mountain and I was completely taken aback when I was told that Kayhi cheerleaders don't attend the football games. Apparently, they don't cheer if the weather is too cold? Thunder Mountain's cheer squad was in attendance and they didn't put on warmer clothing until the game was half over!

In fact, I was taken aback by the total lack of support shown to the Kings by the Ketchikan community in general. I realize that Fawn Mountain is not the best field to watch a sporting event from for multiple reasons. There are very few bleachers to sit on, you can't watch from your vehicle if the weather is bad, and there isn't anywhere to go to get out of the rain. However, the players on the football team are playing for Kayhi. They deserve the same amount of support as other sport teams in our community, and they are not receiving it.

Friday night is their last game of the season, and it would be great for these players to actually have people show up and support them. If you support the Kayhi Kings, remember the football team are Kings too. Take a few minutes to support their dedication and efforts.

Charlene Thomas
Ketchikan, AK


Editor's Correction:

The Cheerleader's Coach reported the cheerleaders do attend the Kayhi football games bringing along the "Spirit". The cheerleaders are dedicated in developing their skills and supporting the events -- dedication that is praiseworthy.

The writer of this opinion received incorrect information about the cheerleaders.

Mary Kauffman, Editor

About: "Kayhi graduate and I still have school spirit"

Received September , 2011 - Published September 26, 2011


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