Approve SHS Fall Sports ~Give athletes a chance to shine!

Approve SHS Fall Sports ~Give athletes a chance to shine!

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
Carrie Powers started this petition to Superintendent Robert Gadomski and The Somersworth School Board

     Somersworth is a tight-knit community built on tradition, hard work and pride. If you come from Somersworth, you’re a Hilltopper and no one embodies Hilltopper Pride more than the varsity football players at Somersworth High School! Most members of this team have played together since their early elementary years, developing strong bonds with one another, their coaches, and the community of fans who show up on Friday night to cheer them on! No one has felt more pride wearing the Hilltopper Football jersey and no one will be more disappointed to lose out on years of team work, commitment and dedication than the varsity football players, if their season is cancelled.
    COVID-19 has created a myriad of challenges for school districts across the country. It is without question that Superintendent Gadomski and the school board members have been faced with an unprecedented, challenging situation and must make serious decisions. Their mission, “to inspire all students to excel, to develop a thirst for knowledge, and to teach the essential skills necessary to be caring, contributing, and responsible individuals in an ever-changing world” is respected and currently being carried out, demonstrated by long hours to create alternative educational models. This work is not unnoticed. We all want the same thing! We we want what’s best for the kids of Somersworth.
     Fortunately, the number of COVID-19 cases in Somersworth (and in New Hampshire) remains low.  Many neighboring communities have decided to allow for in-person classes to begin in the fall because of the low numbers and many of these towns are allowing fall sports. Sports are without a doubt a pathway to success for many students. Sports foster good health, motivation, team building and leadership! Sports inspire students to excel and teach the necessary skills to become responsible individuals in an ever-changing world. Especially now, when these athletes look to us for guidance and see that that even WE are unsure about the situation, they need an outlet for their uneasiness. They need sports! They need the friendship and support of their teammates! They need a focus! They need the boost in endorphins for their mental health and they need the leadership of their beloved coaches more than ever before! They need a chance to try.
     As supporters of the SHS Football Program, we enthusiastically petition to allow for the start of fall sports, including the start of the 2020 football season. Allow our athletes to rise up to this challenging occasion! Allow them to show their tenacity and dedication to the necessary safety precautions and allow our seniors one last chance to display their Hilltopper Pride under the lights on Friday nights!  Superintendent Gadomski and members of the board, please give them a chance. Without a chance, how can these Hilltoppers shine?

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!