SIGN TO SAVE THE EDINA HORNETTES
  • Petitioned RIC DRESSEN
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

EDINA SUPERINTENDENT
RIC DRESSEN
See response
EDINA HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
BRUCE LOCKLEAR
EHS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
JENNY JOHNSON
EHS ASSTANT PRINCIPAL - ATHLETICS DIRECTOR
JOHN SOMA
CHAIRMAN OF THE EDINA SCHOOL BOARD
RANDY MEYER
VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE EDINA SCHOOL BOARD
IDITH ALMOG
CLERK OF THE EDINA SCHOOL BOARD
REGINA NEVILLE
TREASURER OF THE EDINA SCHOOL BOARD
CATHY CELLA
ASSITANT TREASURER OF THE EDINA SCHOOL BOARD
LENY WaALLEN-FRIEDMAN
ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE EDINA SCHOOL BOARD
SARAH PATZLOFF
ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE EDINA SCHOOL BOARD
LONNI SKRENTNER

SIGN TO SAVE THE EDINA HORNETTES

    1. JJ Ries
    2. Petition by

      JJ Ries

      Dallas, TX

SAVE THE EDINA HORNETTES!!! THE EDINA HORNETTES HAVE BEEN AN ICONIC ONGOING TRADITION IN EDINA FOR ALMOST 60 YEARS! THE EDINA SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION HAS ATTEMPTED FOR OVER 19 YEARS TO ELIMINATE THE HORNETTES, AND THE HARASSMENT HAS GOT TO BE BROUGHT TO AN END, ONCE AND FOR ALL !!

HORNETTES HAVE REPRESENTED EDINA IN THE MOST POSITIVE LIGHT, YEAR AFTER YEAR, DANCING PURELY FOR THE LOVE OF THE THEIR SCHOOL! DISPLAYING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SCHOOL SPIRIT AND A REAL PASSION TOWARDS THEIR CHOOSEN SPORT...DANCELINE!

WHY SHOULD THESE GIRLS HAVE TO WORRY YEAR AFTER YEAR THAT THE SPORT THAT THEY HAVE CHOSEN AND WORKED SO HARD TO KEEP THE LEGACY ALIVE, IS IN CONSTANT JEOPARDY OF BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?

THE EDINA HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

RIC DRESSEN -
Edina Superintendent
Grew up in Todd County, MN
Ric lived in Waconia and Alexandria for the majority of this life.
(He only moved to Edina after he landed the job as Superintendent)

BRUCE LOCKLEAR -
EHS Principal
Grew up in Mccoll, South Carolina, graduated from McColl High School
Bruce lives in Delano, MN

JENNY JOHNSON -
EHS asst principal - activities director
Grew up and graduated from Armstrong High School
Jenny lives in Crystal, MN

JOHN SOMA -
EHS asst principal - athletic director
John grew up in Woodbury, MN  & graduated from Woodbury High School
John lives in St. Paul, MN   

**IMPORTANT TO NOTE**

*NOT ONE SINGLE MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION GREW UP IN EDINA!

*NOT A SINGLE MEMBER EVER ATTENDED EDINA HIGH SCHOOL!

*NOT A SINGLE MEMBER EVEN LIVES IN EDINA!
(with the exception of the superintendent who only moved to Edina when he accepted the position!)  

THIS MOVEMENT IS BEING FORCED BY PEOPLE WHO CLEARLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FROM EDINA!  WE ARE A VERY PROUD COMMUNITY WHO BELIEVE IN EXCELLENCE AND PERSERVING AND PROTECTING EDINA TRADITIONS!!

IF YOU LOVE EDINA, AND LOVE WHAT THE HORNETTES HAVE REPRESENTED TO OUR COMMUNITY FOR THE LAST 54 YEARS, PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO SAVE THE HORNETTES FROM THIS RIDICULOUS AND UNWARRANTED HARASSMENT ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!

EVERY SIGNATURE IS CRITICAL!

THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF EVERY HORNETTE,

JJ RIES
EDINA HORNETTE 1993-1995

Recent signatures

    News

    1. TODAY'S MISSION...CAN WE DOUBLE OUR NUMBER??

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      I'M ASKING THST EVERYONE OF YOU WHO SIGNED TO EACH GET JUST ONE MORE PERSON TO SIGN OUR PETITION TODAY!!! WE LITERALLY WILL DOUBLE OUR NUMBER OVERNIGHT!!!

      WHO'S WITH ME???!!!

      READY, SET, GO!!!!
      ♥,
      JJ

    2. 1,619 signatures people!!!! INCREDIBLE!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT, AND ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO LEFT MESSAGES AS TO WHY THIS MATTERS TO THEM!! WE ARE BEING HEARD!!!! KEEP SPREADING THE WORD, KEEP PASSING TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS! THIS IS FAR FROM OVER UNTIL THE EHS SCHOOL REALIZES THAT HORNETTES ARE A HUGE PART OF EDINA AND THEY CAN'T JUST TOSS 54 YEARS OF TRADITION OUT THR DOOR, AND THINK
      WE ARE JUST GOING TO TAKE IT!!

      WE CAN....WE WILL...WE ARE EDINA!! CHOOOO-CHOOOO!!!
      ♥,
      JJ

    3. WE'RE AT 1,578! JUST 22 MORE TO GET TO 1,600!! WE CAN DO THIS!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      KEEP IT COMING EVERYONE! WE ARE DOING GREAT!!!

    4. WE JUST HIT 1501!! WE HIT OUR SECOND GOAL!! KEEP THE SUPPORT COMING!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      NO DECISION YET, SO WE NEED TO KEEP PASSING THIS ALONG TO ALL OUR FRIENDS WHO SUPPORT TRADITION!!! Check out our latest coverage in the Star Tribune...the hazing remarks are once again LIES!!!
      ♥,
      JJ

    5. Reached 1,500 signatures
    6. 2 HOURS TO GO AND WE ARE AT 1413!! CAN WE HIT 1500???

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      ALL THE SUPPORT IS INCREDIBLE! KEEP IT COMING EVERYONE!!

    7. WOOOO-WHOOO! WE ARE AT 1,256 SIGNATURES! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      WE HAVE ALMOST MADE OUR DAILY GOAL OF 1,300!! COME ON FRIENDS! ONLY 44 MORE TODAY! WE CAN DO THIS!

    8. WE HIT OUR GOAL OF 1,000!!! INCREDIBLE!!! WE ARE NOW AT 1,093!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      CAN WE HIT 1500?? KEEP SHARING THE LINK TO ALL OF THOSE YOU KNOW WHO SUPPORT TRADITION!!

    9. Reached 1,000 signatures
    10. 946!!!!!!!!!! 54 TO GO!! WE CAN DO IT!!!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      AMAZING WORK! PHENOMINAL!!! 54 TO GO....KEEP IT GOING GUYS!!

    11. EDINA HIGH ABUZZ OVER DANCELINE NAME!!!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      WE'VE GOT THE STAR TRIBUNE BABY! FRONT PAGE OF TOMORROW'S PAPERS METRO SECTION! BOUYA!

    12. 890!!!!! 110 to go!!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      SAVE THE HORNETTES!! KEEP THE SIGNATURES ROLLING IN!!!

    13. 836!!! daily GOAL? LET'S GO FOR THE GOLD!! LET'S GET THEM ALL TODAY! 1000!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      WE CAN DO THIS!!! ONLY 164 TO GO!!!

    14. WE DID IT!!! 750!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK AT US!!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      KICKING (HIGH KICKS) AND TAKING NAMES!! HOW DO YOU LIKE US NOW??

    15. Reached 750 signatures
    16. the daily goal was 700!! we are crushing that number! we are at 742!!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      CAN WE MAKE IT TO 750 tonight??? let's goooooo!

    17. 637!!! WOOOOO-WHOOO!!! YOU GUYS ARE THE BOMB.COM!!! KEEP GOING!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      YES WE CAN, YES WE WILL, THIS IS WHO WE ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      BAMB!

    18. 500 SIGNATURES! we did it! WE ARE ON FIRE!!!!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      THE SCORE IS 500 TO 0 AND GUESS WHO HAS HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE?

    19. 428 signatures! only 72 to go to hit our daily goal of 500! we can do this!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING GUYS!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!

    20. we are at 253!!! i think we are going to pass our daily goal of 300!!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      sign sign sign!! send to all your friends! THANK YOU!!!

    21. Reached 250 signatures
    22. Decision-maker RIC DRESSEN responds:

      RIC DRESSEN

      Thank you for your e-mail regarding the Edina Hornettes. We are aware that any time a change is made in our school community that it can be difficult to accept, particularly given the strong history and tradition of a particular grou...


    23. 203 SIGNATURES!! woo-whoo!!! keep it up EDINA! THE HORNETTES LOVE YOU!!!!

      JJ Ries
      by JJ Ries
      Petition Organizer

      WAY TO GO EDINA!!! WE CAN DO THIS!! 203 SIGNATURES IN 18 HOURS! WE ROCK!
      LET'S GET MORE! KEEP UP THE MOMENTUM! THE HORNETTES NEED YOU!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Claudia Lacy MOUND, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      Having recently been a small part of bringing Cheerleading back to Mound-Westonka, I know what you are up against. If they don't do away with it, they'll probably adopt some liberal agenda where you don't have to have any talent, or even "try out" to be part of the elite dance line. Hold strong. EVERYONE from a 40 mile radius knows how terrific those girls are. Don't back down. Vote those board members OUT!

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    • Taryn (Kelly) Kelzer MINNETONKA, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      I didn't agree with everything that the Hornettes did or stood for, but I did love most of it, and honor my many friends who were members and worked VERY HARD every day to keep the tradition alive. Why take something positive away? Ridiculous.

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    • Edward Kohles APALACHIN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      This is tradition. We have lost too much tradition and need to take a stand and keep this! The people that are pushing for change should be removed from their positions and concentrate on more important things!

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    • Tracy Sparkman ABERNATHY, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I graduated from Edina West H.S. and this group of young girls has always been amazing! I am proud to be from Edina and all its traditions....go Hornettes!!!! Shame on the admin!!!!

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    • Mark Sundberg RAMSEY, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      This such an obvious attempt by administrative types to indoctrinate students in what is appropriate for them to think and how to behave. What shouldn't young women who want and love to dance be allowed to do so and call themselves a name full of rich history! Tradition matters! Political correctness doesn't, in fact it's stupid. Long live the Hornettes!

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