The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 28, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013


— This is in response to the letter from Dr. Joseph A. Dangerfield recently published concerning the State Board of Education’s agenda.

Mr. Dangerfield seems to hint that Meadow Bridge High School is being excluded from a consolidation plan due to some sort of favoritism over the rest of Fayette County.

If he had joined the responsible parents and citizens at Romney, he would understand the issues are about students and travel times rather than politics.

I believe that curriculum should be getting more attention than buildings — our children need positive ideas rather than cynical attitudes. To quote Dr. Dangerfield, “Meadow Bridge is the least bad school.”

Actually our school is not bad at all. The students excel in academics, athletics and the arts.

Whether it is Coach McClintic’s football team, Mrs. Goode’s English students, Ms. Hamlin’s drama students, Mrs. Smith’s French students or Mrs. White’s science students — we have successful students who are adequately prepared for college.

Instead of “least bad” I would say MBHS — “one of the best!”



Bonnie Hicks

Meadow Bridge