To the Editor:
My classmates and I had a 60th year high school reunion, and we had the privilege to tour the new Mt. Juliet High School in Friday, Oct. 16. It is a state of the art building.
Our graduating class of 27 students was the first graduating class in the new school (which is no longer there) that was built after the fires in Mt. Juliet.
One of my concerns for writing this letter is with the 25 elected commissioners of Wilson County who cannot make a decision to build a new Lebanon High School. It brings tears to my eyes that the children in the Lebanon area are missing out on so many opportunities. The new Mt. Juliet High School offers so many different programs such as languages, media experiences, arts, theater, computers and labs of all kinds. The children are the future of Wilson County, the state of Tennessee and possibly the United States.
There is no wonder that other countries are more educated than we are because they are interested in children’s education and their future.
We have competent people elected to the Wilson County Board of Education. They pass ideas, curriculum and programs, but our 25 commissioners tie things up in bureaucracy.
I hope all of you commissioners sleep at night when you take the time to think about what you are doing to the next generation.
The Lebanon area needs and up-to-date, state-of-the-art high school. It needs to be funded and built so our children can have the same education and a future like those of Mt. Juliet and Wilson Central.
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