Well-mannered students

Dear Editor:I would like to give a big applause to all of the students who attended Downey High's "Best Dance Crew Competition" last Friday night. I can not say enough good things about the young audience. The bleachers were filled with mostly classmates of the contestants, and these young people were so polite and considerate to all of the performers. There was always warm applause, even if the dancers weren't crowd favorites. There was no booing or jeering. I am so encouraged by the public manners and civility of these students. They are the future of this country. And I commend their parents and teachers who have set such a good example for them. Downey can be very proud of its children. We no longer have a student in high school, and we only went because I am a fan of the show "So You Think You Can Dance," and I saw a notice in The Downey Patriot that the finalist, "Legacy," would be at this event. We weren't sure what to expect, but thought it would at least be fun to see what the kids were doing. Thank you, Downey Patriot, for printing the notice. We are lucky to have this local paper which does so much for our community. -- Carol Kearns, Downey

********** Published: March 17, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 48