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Letter: Students disappointed when sports trump arts

Published December 7, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated.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.

As the Drama Club president of Bingham High School, I have spent many hours planning and preparing for different activities throughout the year. After spending so much time on one activity, it is very disheartening to see it canceled due to a sports event.

Every year, the officers of the Drama Club meet and plan the year's activities around all the scheduled activities of the other departments at our school.

In November, we were forced by our administration to cancel a show by our Improv Team (a comedy theater group) due to the football semi-finals, an unforeseen event. The team spent many hours to prepare for the show, all in vain. Forcing the cancellation of shows disappoints not only the drama team, but other community members who otherwise would not be involved with the school. The problem arises when we continually put an increasing emphasis on sports, and not enough on the arts.

Madison Whitaker

South Jordan