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Letter: Save the Horse!

On July 25, I had the pleasure of touring Roslyn High School with some fellow RHS alumni as part of a 1970s reunion. It was an exciting and emotional opportunity to revisit our youth and for some of us, to show our spouses for the first time where we went to school.

We were welcomed at the school by the principal, who gave us a rundown on some of the exciting changes that lie ahead for the school. He also spoke very proudly about the $850,000 that was spent for a new football field. When someone asked him about the iconic statue of the horse and now-headless rider that sits in the center of the traffic circle at the high school, he said that it would cost $10,000 to fix it and that they just can’t come up with the funds.

As the parent of a football player, I understand and appreciate the importance of providing state of the art facilities for our student athletes. What I can’t understand is how a school district can let such an iconic figure as that statue crumble before their eyes when it would take just a small fraction of recent or current projects to restore the statue to its former splendor.

It was heartbreaking to see that statue look the way it does today. People of Roslyn, stand up! It shouldn’t be that difficult to come up with the necessary funding to restore the statue. Please, save the horse, before it’s too late.

Jim Kohler

Chesapeake, VA

Roslyn High School Class of 1978