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July 4, 2013

LETTERS

Thanks for supporting Londonderry track

To the editor:

As the school year and the spring athletic seasons wrap up, a very heartfelt thank you is due to the Londonderry community for all their support of the track and field teams at Londonderry High School.

Once again, the teams were able to host quality regular season home meets, the Londonderry Track and Field Invitational Meet and the State Meet of Champions at a first-rate facility with first-class officiating and support services.

Unlike most other sports where officials are hired, our meets are dependent upon numerous volunteers to cover the various track and field events offered to the athletes. For a meet as prestigious and large as the Meet of Champions, as many as 80 people needed to step forward to help.

Students, parents and friends of track and field alike gave their time and best effort to make everything go well.

Our gratitude goes out to all who made each meet go off without a hitch, providing optimal conditions for athletes to perform their best. We especially appreciate the assistance we received from our custodial staff, led by Charlie Wilton; our grounds crew, led by John Dalrymple; our athletic director Howard Sobolov; and our Cross Country and Track and Field Boosters Club led by their president Sandy Lagueux.

The whole Londonderry community has been extremely supportive of our athletes, events and activities whether it be providing facilities, volunteering time or stopping in to support a car wash. We want the community to know we truly value your effort and you have our deepest appreciation.

Suzanne M. Johnson

Londonderry High School

Girls track and field coach

Unified Sports was a success

To the editor:

I am writing to commend the coaches, regular education partners and special education students at Londonderry High School who participated in the 2012-2013 Unified Sports program.

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