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Letter: System for earning varsity letters flawed

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From: Norman Henderson


Our sons and daughters go to school, work hard to make sports teams and try to make varsity. They give their all trying. The most important prize is to earn the right to wear the white and blue jacket with your school letter on it.

It seems now that it takes a full four years to get the two letters, C and N; you get the C your junior year and the N your senior year. What is the point? And who came up with this stupid idea? Your kids wear a blank jacket all through high school that you have to buy, and no one outside Columbus knows what school they represent. By the time they get the letters, they’re out of school and on their way to college.

This is so very wrong and uncalled for. I am so thankful that my school (Columbus High School) gave letters when you earned them, and you wore them through all your school years. I am buying my son’s letters now to show pride in his school and himself, even if the school can’t.

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