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Save the CMIT Track Team

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SAVE THE TRACK TEAM! The Chesapeake Math & IT Academy High School (CMIT) Track Team has only existed for a year (indoor and outdoor season) and has already left a long-lasting footprint at CMIT. The Track & Field Program has contributed to the school's growing popularity, with students from other schools entering into CMIT's lottery having an interest in both academic rigor and track. Many runners on the team have said that the Track team has changed their life for the better. Some believe that Track & Field helps them channel the stress of everyday life into productivity. The CMIT Track Team began on September of 2017 with no funding and no clear future; yet, it has gone further competitively than any other sports' team by making it to 'States', an almost unbelievable task. This was only their first season. The second season the CMIT Track Team made it to 'Regionals'. Now they wish to grow these accomplishments; however, the school has threatened to scrap the Track Team altogether. The administrations explanation is 'a lack of funding'. We respectfully request the CLF Board and school administration provide the same funding and fundraising options/ opportunities afforded to the other sports represented at CMIT. With support from the parents, administration, the board and community the CMIT Track Team will remain and continue to impact the lives of students at CMIT for years to come.



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