Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Opinion

May 6, 2014

BHS musical impresses

Dear Editor,

I would like to commend the entire group responsible for “High School Musical” at Batesville High School in early April.

A lot of the nearly 80 students in the play were also in other spring activities. This is a great tribute to not only the students who pulled double duty over the two-month period, but also their directors and coaches. There were long days and late nights and a lot of maneuvering of schedules for all involved, but it all paid off in the end.

I heard from many family members and friends who knew of the show how nice it is that the coaches let the kids participate in both sports and drama productions. Their personal experiences at their schools were that you are either an athlete or a thespian, not both and certainly not during the same season!

I am glad that the community has its priorities straight and allows students to be all that they can be – well-rounded persons. It reminded me of the musical’s moral: “Don’t stick to the status quo!” We can be good at more than one thing and we should have the confidence to prove it, as well as be permitted to prove it.

I attended the production as a parent as well as The Chateau of Batesville activities director with nine very impressed residents. One nearing 90 commented to me for many days after, “Those kids are amazing. They are almost like professionals. They are on the right track to being good people. People talk bad about teenagers all the time, but I am not worried. They will take good care of us!”

In a nutshell, “Well done, BHS. Thank you for all you do for our kids and community. You definitely have your heads in the game!”

Elizabeth Hall,

Batesville

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