Letter to the editor, as published in the Record Journal Tuesday March 5, 2013
Editor: These days, the negative drama in people’s lives seems to get all the attention, especially when it comes to teenagers in high school. Well, I’d like to spotlight one particular teenager: Kaitlyn (also her coaches and her cheerleading squad) for doing just the opposite. They all embraced and created a positive atmosphere by supporting a unified cheerleading program that my daughter, Giana, participated in this winter. Kaitlyn, also a mentor in Giana’s class, took it upon herself to get approval and develop the program at the high school. Giana wore an official uniform, attended practices and cheered at the boys’ basketball home games with the rest of the squad. As the crowd cheered her on, Giana’s smile couldn’t have been bigger and her confidence soared.
Life is full of moments, and this was one Giana will always remember. My thanks to all who made this happen. Go, team!
NICOLE Z. CONSIGLIO, WALLINGFORD