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School was right to teach a life’s lesson

Chuck BearSilverthorne

Thanks to the school administrators who enforced a signed student contract regarding the European trip which the SHS band is on today. This is an excellent life’s lesson which Mr. Wilner will remember for a long time – if he gets it!It is illegal for a minor to drink alcohol! With his confession in his letter to the editor, he would be wise to talk with the District Attorney’s office ahead of time for a plea bargain. If he elects to use an attorney, it is going to cost him and his parents a lot more than the cost of the trip.Mr. Wilner does not lack in ego, “without forcing me to bring harm upon the families involved in this trip.” As he goes on he will find out there are many talented people in 2nd chair who have the ability to step up the challenge.The SHS instrumental music program has excelled since Stephanie Texera’s arrival. SHS is rated as one of the 10 best instrumental programs in Colorado. Stephanie founded an orchestra and divided the bands into groups which develop the individual abilities of her students.I have known Stephanie since came to Colorado from Florida. Early in her tour here she conducted the Summit Concert Band and played with us on occasion. She was able to “grow” the SHS music program and dedicated her talents and time to her students. Grow up Mr Wilner! Your apologies stated in the last paragraph of your letter should have stopped with “this deplorable turn of events.”The administration is to be admired for leading you to become a better person.


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