I was appalled to read in the Rappahannock News that the school authorities are considering the elimination of the athletic director position at the high school. Perhaps the greatest lack in the county is the virtual absence of things for young people to do once school is out. The athletic program provides the best, most extensive and almost only lawful activities currently available to fill this gap. Rather than eliminating the position of athletic director, we should encourage and support his or her efforts to expand these activities. That would be in the interests of all of us.