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High school blues
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

I'm an 18-year-old high school senior. As graduation quickly approaches, you will find me in school — eight hours a day, five days a week — fighting to hold on to the last bit of desire I have to actually be there.

With high school such a big time commitment, you'd think I would have fond memories. I do reminisce about great teachers, friends, and sporting events, but more often I think of the overcrowded classrooms and the demolition derby we call the back parking lot. I feel insignificant in my classroom of 42 students.

Our school districts should focus on cutting school sizes.

Erin Dority

South Jordan

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