To the Editor:
As winter keeps Virginia in its icy grip, it is easy to find schools buried in the ice and snow. West Point, however, is glowing warm and bright. Excellence is a way of life here, and no amount of snow can contain it.
Basketball season has gotten off to a roaring start, and spring sports are soon to be under way. West Point athletics are increasing their appearances at state tournaments every year, and that trend promises to continue. The drama department recently won the Regional Tournament with its one act play, placing sixth at state and showcasing some of the raw talent West Point has to offer. Word of our drama has even reached overseas, where a rare opportunity has been offered. West Point Drama has partnered with a school in England: Ten kids from West Point will travel to perform in a musical there while ten from London will perform here.
From every corner, exciting opportunities abound. While students enjoy the benefits of attending West Point Schools, they are also thriving academically. iPads give access to tons of information, and most upperclassmen fully utilize them. Almost every senior graduates from West Point, while some of them even earn their associate's degree. West Point has become a standard to which other schools aspire. It is no wonder that West Point was honored as a Blue Ribbon school.
In a month dedicated to appreciating the school board, we look on all of these innovations and achievements. It is the school board that keeps it all running, and it's the school board that influences it all. Appreciation for them should not be limited to one month, but every month as they are working to better the school system. They are just one part of the great division of West Point. They are the brains, while the faculty form the heart, and the students make up the blood. Together these three forces run a course to infinite success, and they should all be shown the proper gratitude. The future is looking brighter every day for the work they do.
President, West Point High School SCA