Letters to the editor – Tuesday (5-19-09)
Accused coach has support at school
Regarding the suspension of East Rowan High basketball coach Greg McKenzie:
As a current student at East Rowan and a former student of Coach McKenzie, I can say that whoever believes the accusations against Coach McKenzie surely does not know the Coach McKenzie I know. He is one of the most dedicated and caring people I’ve ever met. He cares about each and every one of his students and players and demands the most from us all.
While a student in his class, I saw many immature acts from many teenage boys that most adults would not have put up with, but Coach McKenzie was patient and would make them do minimal punishment for the horseplay. Anyone who knows him knows he has the support of all the East Rowan High School family.
I have known Coach McKenzie for three years now, and he has taught me things that have shaped the young lady I have become. We should all remember that this could be any teacher at any school with the accusation of just one student. I can only hope that Coach McKenzie knows that my thoughts and prayers are with him; we can’t wait for your return.
ó Danielle Wall
I am a student at Livingstone College, and being from a large city like Brooklyn, N.Y., I have come to appreciate small-town living. My only concern with Salisbury is the connection it has with Livingstone College. Although the school’s major events often make the news, the newspaper, along with the town as a whole, does not have a good connection with the institution. Because a town’s participation can be the defining factor in one’s education, I ask whether there is anything your paper can do, along with the college, to make Salisbury a more accepting place to our students.
ó Eugene Brown
I’d like to thank the gentleman who bought my son and me breakfast at Biscuitville on Saturday. My son was not having a good morning. His Challenger baseball game was canceled. I’m sorry we didn’t get your name, but you know who you are. Thanks to you, I was able to buy him a ticket on the train at the museum, and we had a great day. Just goes to show there are great people out there. Thanks again.
ó Wendy and Michael Burnette