The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

July 23, 2013

Letter: Please save the Anderson Wigwam

I have been dealt a very heavy blow. I am a former student of Anderson High School Class of 1995, and, as you are aware, in 1999 I was one of the few remaining students standing on the sidewalk watching as my beloved high school burned to the ground, many memories going up in smoke.

As I do every day I pick up our local newspaper to read top headlines. Anderson Wigwam — should it stay or should it go? Hasn’t the school board done enough? I am very disappointed. Sure, there is a new Anderson High School, but for us true Indians that is not our school. I feel saddened for the Madison Heights Pirates, as well.

I am very disappointed in the school board and some of the decisions they have made. I recently read where there is a new alternative school coming to Anderson, hello empty building. I think this would be an ideal place for them. I also believe the community service they have to perform would be ideal project to spruce up the Wigwam and the area. I am really saddened by the fact that they are proposing this idea to tear down the Wigwam. They already took our school from us, and not to mention the memories.

Greg Newby

Anderson

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