To the Editor:
I am a senior at Tewksbury Memorial High School, a registered voter, and a member of the 2012 TMHS Girls Track team. I am writing in support of ballot question 1.
I am excited for the students of Tewksbury who will be entering a new high school in September. Unfortunately, I will not be able to experience the new high school or new track as I will be graduating this spring.
For the last two years, the TMHS track team has not had a home. We have been entirely on the road, meaning we have been practicing and hosting our home meets on our competition’s track and utilizing their all-purpose field.
Each day of practice, the competition has been able to evaluate our team. We end practice early so our host may practice. It’s been a grind, traveling to practice day in and day out and creates long days for our team.
However, it has been wonderful being able to utilize an all-purpose track and field for stretching, warm-up drills, and strength workouts; a vital piece of track and field training.
If Question 1 does not pass now, an all-purpose field will eventually be installed in the future, forcing the track team of that year to experience the same inconvenience I experienced the last two years during the construction of the new Tewksbury high school.
Let’s finish the high school project. Please support the students of Tewksbury and vote YES on ballot question 1 on April 14th.