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Reader: Herald should highlight good news about athletes

Editor:
I received my Thursday, May 8, edition of the Statesboro Herald and couldn't help but notice at the top of page 1 the pictures of two Georgia Southern student-athletes. They were there, and a lengthy article followed, because of an arrest. Meanwhile, on page 9 in the Sports section, in two paragraphs with small print, was a brief acknowledgement of the banquet held in honor of student-athletes who were on the honor roll. I would suggest that the headline article be moved to page 5 along with other arrests and that the honor roll banquet take front and center.
    To personally highlight good news about our athletes, I would like to mention two whom I've had the pleasure to teach over the last couple semesters. James Dean, football, was an outstanding student in my calculus II class and Miles Young, soccer, impressed me in the same manner in my trigonometry class. If you want pictures of student-athletes on page 1, I would recommend these fine examples to you. Let us headline some good news for a pleasant change.

Marshall Ransom
Senior Lecturer
Georgia Southern University

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