We just moved back to Arizona after living in Nashville for several years. My 12 year old daughter goes to Brimhall Junior High School. When we decided to give up a wonderful life rooted in the music business in Nashville to return to Arizona my daughter was less than thrilled. But after her first day at Brimhall all was forgiven. She felt like she had found a home. She loves her school. She is now a member of the Student Council, on Yearbook committee, and so on. She was never one to get too involved with school activities and although she got good grades pretty much did not care much for school. Now, she looks forward to going and is on honor roll. I cannot begin to tell you how impressed I have been with the school and it's teachers.
However, recently a letter came home informing us the school is being scheduled to be used for other things and the students would be bused to other schools. Again, I can not begin to tell you how this upset my daughter. But, she instead of just sitting decided to try and help save the school. I have been so impressed with how passionate the junior high students are about saving the school. There is a board meeting at the school this evening and my daughter is even giving a speech at it. Just the fact the students love and are fighting for the school to me is reason to save the school. Any school that breeds that kind of love and passion in it's students truly is worth having in today's struggling society. I hope you will consider bringing this story to light and helping these kids to save a school which has bred a passion for education into my daughter.