Allow Murdock Basketball and Hockey to Participate in the 2020-2021 Season

Allow Murdock Basketball and Hockey to Participate in the 2020-2021 Season

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Cam Monette started this petition to Murdock School Comitte Members

The students, parents. and Winchendon community are coming together in an attempt to get the Murdock high school students a basketball season for the 2020-2021 school year. 
There are various reasons we believe we should have a season in order, as every school in the area is planning on a season (Gardner, Oakmont, Narragansett). Along with that, Winchendon is a very dense town with the about the fewest amount of students and population out of all surrounding schools. With these surrounding towns being approved to play, and to do so safely, we surely can. 
Another major reason basketball is essential for our players is the fact that we have multiple seniors on our team who haven’t given so many long days, short nights, and just everything they have gotten for this team. Those seniors deserve this. While it may not be a full season, they deserve  one more opening night, one more rivalry game, and ultimately one more senior night. If you’re reading this, and you were once a student athlete through high school, I’m sure you know the excitement afire your final game and your senior night. We as seniors just want to be able to experience it as well.

Along with that, we don’t all come from great homes. Throughout the quarantine we’ve been subjected to being at home for essentially all day everyday, and we’ve already been fully remote here at Murdock for the past 3 months. Basketball is the opportunity that some of these kids can get out, keep them out of trouble, and just get to a better place. The mental and physical health is relying on the school committee to allow us to play. 

With the COVID-19 protocols on affect for the winter season, and the fact that we are a small school, there is no doubt in our mind that we should be allowed to play. While there is risk, the whole Winchendon community is okay with this and we just ask the school committee of Winchendon public schools to please allow us to play this basketball season. For the opportunity to finally get out, yet doing it safely, and to enjoy a senior year that we so desperately deserve, please let Murdock play basketball for the 2020-2021 basketball season.   

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