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Letter: Delaying isn't an option

Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 2:46 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I grew up in Carol Stream, went to Glenbard North High School and am currently a sophomore in mechanical engineering at Marquette University.

I had a fantastic experience at GBN. I really enjoyed playing sports: two years of wrestling and four years of baseball. I was an honor roll student every semester in high school, and I was a part of the Spanish and National honors societies. Community was and still is a big part of my life. With that said, I am writing this letter in support of Glenbard’s March 18 referendum.

I can recall back when I attended the school that the facilities were not up to par. The heating/cooling system within the school was never what it should have been. It was always too cold in the winter and too hot in the spring. I remember having to have class held outside because the temperature was cooler than in the classroom itself.

I greatly appreciated the teachers I had in high school and maintain a professional friendship with some of them. They are dedicated to the students and care about their education. I cannot stress enough how some of the teachers have affected my life.

On that note, it is apparent that these teachers be provided with upgraded facilities that this referendum can provide. For example, the science classrooms need to be upgraded. Considering I am in engineering, I now look back at my GBN science classrooms and realize how much there needs to be improved. I have been around new technology and a more modern atmosphere these past two years, and students in high school will benefit so much more with that privilege.

Delaying these repairs and renovations isn’t an option. Please show your support and vote yes for Glenbard’s referendum.

Ken TrezekCarol Stream

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