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By Nick Buchanan


December 05, 2007
Wednesday AM

In response to Mr. Royster letter, I find it a bit farfetched. Now growing up in Ketchikan and attending K-Hi myself I know how it is, every weekend kids are trying to start a party somewhere, it happens with the youth now days.

But to get caught drinking before the season starts really shouldn't matter, ya they are representing our town and school but the "season" has not started yet so therefore it is just going to be frowned upon and forgotten about. But I am sure the rest of the season they will be watched very closely.

Kids are going to be kids and growing up in a small town you are going to have kids who drink. You know it's pretty easy to find someone to buy it for ya now days. You can't stop them from doing what they are going to do. And for some of these kids playing sports is all they have. I am sure some of them don't have the "life" that Mr. Royster had growing up with the 3.5 GPA. A lot of these kids look forward to playing sports cause it gets them away from whatever it may be -- home life, personal issues and so on.

I am not saying that it is right for these kids to be out partying and getting in trouble with the law. But I will tell you what from a person who has a MCA on my record, you do learn from it.

But in regards to Mr. Royster, why don't people try and offer more to do for the youth of Ketchikan? Why isn't the Kay-Hi gym opened up on the weekends like Mr. Cochran did in the early 80's? He open up that gym to the youth of this town and look at it now, he is a legend and our Christmas Classic is named after him.

So instead of sitting back and complaining about it, why don't adults try and get involved and offer something more to do with the youth in this town!!!

Nick Buchanan
Ketchikan, AK

Received December 03, 2007 - Published December 05, 2007


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