March 16, 2009
'If you are an 'average joe', Lunenburg High is the place for you.' As a student at Lunenburg High School, I find this comment to be very insulting, not only to myself but the faculty who have supported me through my high school career. I have had many excellent teachers who have taught me invaluable lessons about the subject they teach and how I will use it in the real world. Just in my English class, my peers have already been accepted into MIT, WPI, Northeastern, and Johnson & Wales University. Also, several are waiting to hear from Harvard, Yale and Boston College. I agree that our building is less than perfect. But I feel like the quality of teaching that I have experienced at Lunenburg High School more than makes up for that. You're lucky if you're a 'jock'. Sports tends to lead to your popularity as well as parent, town, and system support. Especially if your a male student. Well, I am an artist. Next year I will be attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. I have never enjoyed sports, I tried. I am friends with the jocks , I am friends with the art kids , I am friends with all different crowds. Lunenburg jocks are so far from the guys you see on teen drama TV shows. Boys will be boys, but they are some of the most caring, funny and smart students I have met. Text books and equipment are from the early 70s...(I am not kidding). Our text books are not from the 70 s. Sometimes we use older books in conjunction with the newer ones in order to get two sides to one story. A lot of the equipment for science classes are older (still, probably not from the 70 s), but not unusable. I have never had a problem completing a lab and grasping the concept because of problems with old equipment. Also, I did an internship at the Lunenburg Primary School. This is a new building with many of the same great teachers that I had years ago. If you look at the test scores of kids from any Lunenburg Public School, where we lack in the quality of our older buildings we make up for in the excellence of our academic programs. Your last name or family reputation does not matter nearly as much as was stated in previous comments. In fact, as a student who has been there for four years, I can not recall a time where family name was brought up as an important factor in class at all except for so you must be so-and-so s sister . I am not trying to discredit the previous statements. However, it sounds like many of them took a tour for about a half hour and listened to a few disgruntled students. I hope you consider the academic success of my peers and look beyond the outdated school that I have gone to everyday for the past four years.
- submitted by a student