couldn't wait until after the much-anticipated event. I know this
coach personally to be committed to coaching other cheerleaders and
helping them to be the best they can be. It seems this could have
been approached with much more thoughtfulness.
I am a graduate of Huntington Beach High School and friends with
some of the cheerleaders that currently attend.
These girls are some of the nicest girls I have ever met and they
pour their life into cheer. When I found out that Huntington fired
their cheer coach and left the girls high and dry before the
competition, I was shocked. I am involved in competition myself (I
race cars at Irwindale Speedway) and I know how it is to prepare for
a big event and when that hope of competing gets stripped away, a
piece of you gets stripped away. So to answer your question, yes, the
high school should have waited till after the competition, and in all
fairness, they should not have fired the coach at all.
In my opinion, Huntington Beach High School should not have fired
the coach ("Squad loses coach, chance to compete," March 25) whether
they were going to finals or not. I go to that school and I
personally think it's very messed up what they did to her.
I think they should have never even have fired her. From a
student's point of view, and I also know the coach personally, she
would never curse at those girls. And all because a student went home
and complained to her mom. I know many girls on the team and they all
have said that she would never do such a thing! Huntington Beach High
School hasn't been to finals in four years. Then they get a shot at
it when Sarah Ettinger comes and they take the opportunity away from
the girls when they could have let them go to finals with the coach's
mother, Becky Ettinger. I totally disagree with what they did to the
team and what they did to Sarah Ettinger.
New electronic voting booths a snap
I did not have any problem whatsoever with voting. I thought it
was a very good new system and I am not that much informed on using a