Letter: Coach is recognized for his athletes' dress code


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 6:00 am
Last Updated: Nov. 25, 2012, 10:07 pm
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My husband is working with students at the junior high school in Joy who are in the Science Olympics program, and while he is inside working with them, I often sit in the car and read.

There are days when I am so impressed with many of the boys who leave the building at the end of class because of their appearance. They are wearing dress shirts and ties!

I have learned that their coach asks for this dress whenever they have an out-of-town game after school. He wants them to appear at their very best since they are representing their school.

I do not know who this coach is, but I think he deserves recognition and a big pat on the back for the values he is instilling in these boys. Wouldn't it be great if ALL coaches asked this of the players? It certainly brings a smile to my face as I watch these boys!

Liz Zimmerman,
New Boston














 



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