Thank you, Mr. Blubaugh, for standing up for our schools [“For schools, it’s time to stand,” letters, April 25]. I am a student at Rappahannock County Elementary School and do not understand everything that goes on behind the scenes, but I know how much school means to me. I like learning, going to school, my teachers and my friends.
School helps me learn and lets me interact with friends and adults: teachers, principals, custodians, people in the front office and cafeteria workers. School is more than just a place of learning; it is also a place of interaction to learn social skills.
I try to help the community by being a responsible upcoming citizen. I am a Boy Scout in Troop 36, volunteer at the food pantry in Little Washington and am a den chief for Cub Scout Pack 123, which means I get to pass along my scouting skills to younger scouts.
So I thank you, Mr. Blubaugh, for your article in the editorial page. I am also thankful to the adults at the school, Mr. Pierson, my scout leader for troop 36, Mr. Bear, my Eagle advisor, Mr. Del Grosso, our pack 123 leader, all the adult leaders and fellow scouts and even my parents and brother Joshua for giving me such a great learning experience.