A couple of weeks ago, I was shocked to read an editorial by one of my peers from the Wood River High School, dishonoring two beautiful and talented girls who lost their lives in a car accident, and also making the whole teenage generation of the Wood River Valley look irresponsible and trashy.
I am a senior at Wood River and have lived here all of my life. I do not at all believe that it should just be "let go" that high school kids are drinking by police or adults in this valley. Drinking and drugs end lives and to OK this because seniors have gone to school for 12 years is a joke. Should we excuse DUIs as well because they were out celebrating with friends?
Also, one thing that disturbed me in this letter was that someone would bring up two girls who were totally sober, and respectable, and trash their name and reputation for irresponsible teenagers to get what is illegal in the United States. I have lost faith in my peers and am extremely ashamed that anyone would not have enough thought to realize what they were putting out to a whole group of community members.
For all of those who read this letter, I will be the spokesman for my school and apologize and repair the image of my peers. I hope that this is a lesson to all teens and adults about what one person who is arrogant can do to an image of a whole group of people.