Leechburg to Heritage: Good move
Leechburg' Area's move out of the WPIAL and into the Heritage Conference is causing undue concern.
I encourage opponents to visit heritageconference.net to discover what this conference offers. The Heritage is founded on “Academics, Athletics, and Activities.” It offers championship competitions in sports and academics, promotes community involvement and provides scholarship opportunities.
Opponents have complained they were not informed of this move, but the VND published five articles between March 21 and May 8 regarding the Leechburg school board's actions — including one with positive remarks made by students and coaches.
Some claim Leechburg can be competitive, but in looking at all teams over the past four years, Leechburg has a 39 percent winning percentage in the WPIAL.
The Heritage Conference will benefit our student-athletes in sports and academics. If a student is playing “for the love of the game,” then the conference shouldn't matter.
The students who said they will leave Leechburg for other WPIAL schools should be prepared to possibly sit on the bench, as competition for positions will be greater in other districts.
When I was a teacher in rural West Virginia, my students sometimes traveled more than two hours for athletic competitions and many went on to become doctors, lawyers, politicians, etc. And their parents managed to make it to those games.
Don't let “tradition” impede progress for the students of Leechburg Area.
Susan E. Brown
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