Letter was dismissive of hard work
As a student athlete currently attending North Point High School I firmly believe that the letter titled “A loss for Charles County” published Friday, March 25, in the Maryland Independent is not credible in the sense that the evidence is incorrect and the perspectives are biased. There is no factual evidence provided in the letter. The letter bashes an entire school and its entire population of students. Since when did a school not being normal become such an intolerable thing? As children, we were taught to embrace differences and appreciate other people’s differences.
All of the students on any of North Point’s athletic teams are hardworking and have earned their place on the many teams at North Point. North Point’s athletic teams are only as good as hardworking teachers and coaches who push their students to do the best they possibly can. So not only was the letter taking away from the hard work and accomplishments of the students, it was also taking credit away from teachers and coaches by saying, “imagine how good Lackey or McDonough would be if those kids actually went to their home schools.” Any other school in the county has the potential to be just as good as or better than North Point if they have the drive and will.
Furthermore, I honestly believe that the letter is disrespectful to the teachers, coaches and especially student athletes at North Point High School. I cannot seem to fathom why anyone would try to undermine the hard work and determination of a school and its students. North Point follows the same zoning and recruiting laws just like any other school in Charles County. Which is why “A loss for Charles County” is an unjust response to North Point’s outstanding determination to be the best they possibly can.
Tyra Walker, Waldorf The writer is a student at North Point High School.