Editor's Note: Mrs. Ryba's Wethersfield Studies course recently collaborated with Mr. Martin to create news articles based on student visits to Wethersfield Board of Education meetings. This is one of those articles.
By: Kit Kerekes (17)
175 high schools in Connecticut already have a lacrosse program developed in their high schools, including Wethersfield’s surrounding towns: Glastonbury, Rocky Hill, and Newington, so why not Wethersfield? Several parents and players spoke at the Wethersfield Board of Education Meeting on February 28th about creating a lacrosse team at Wethersfield High School.
A recreational lacrosse program has already been established with over 200 players (204 from grades K-8 and 31 from high school). The recreational program has been successful in bringing kids from different sports such as football, soccer, and hockey, together that would not normally play on the same team due to their interest in other sports. Dan O’Connor, President and Co-Founder of the Wethersfield Youth Lacrosse Program told the Wethersfield Board of Education, “We are a committed group and wish to work with you to find a way to get their program into the high school.”
Mr. Moller, a parent of two WHS students, said that incorporating a lacrosse team into WHS would make Wethersfield a place people want to move to and reside. He said, “Wethersfield needs to create something that will make it a town that everyone would want to come to. We need to sell ourselves to people coming into Connecticut who’re wondering where to live and where they want to send their children. I think the lacrosse program is a good thing for our town to have in the long run.”
More developments are to come in this story.
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