'Shooter's' story: Thanks
On Feb. 4, the VND published an article, “Shooter finally gets his shot,” about our son, Adam's, senior night at the Highlands-Burrell basketball game.
We thank VND writer Tom Yerace, whose kindness and sensitivity were very much appreciated. We watched Adam read the article and he couldn't stop smiling. In addition to highlighting Adam's big moment, Yerace accurately portrayed the generous spirit of the students, coaches and everyone involved.
Special thanks go to Burrell coaches Shawn Bennis and Jeff Karaica and to the Burrell basketball players. The photo of Adam's basket with the Burrell players also celebrating was worth the proverbial thousand words. It was an extremely classy gesture by an opponent.
We're not sure we can find the words to accurately express our gratitude to everyone involved from Highlands. Thank you again to Coach Tyler Stoczynski, his staff and players, and the students who made it such a special night.
Adam has had incredible support throughout his time at Highlands, an effort extending to teachers, administrators and students. We'd also be remiss to not mention the players, coaches and parents involved with the Golden Rams football team — Adam was a manager there too.
Your story allowed other people to see the kind, accepting and caring spirit of this community and school district that we have known all along.
Joe & Kim Witucki