Letters to the Editor

College grad feels neglected

For many of us who have graduated from high school we know what an accomplishment it is in our lives and that it is another stepping stone achieved on the path of life. While reading the paper today I was pleased to see that the graduating seniors from Oak Harbor High and Coupeville made the front page. However, as I read through the paper I noticed that another very important graduation event didn’t even have a small paragraph written. That event would be the Skagit Valley College, Whidbey Island Campus graduation that took place on June 10. Now I know that this may not be a big deal to some, but for the individuals who received their AA degrees or certificates that day it was a tremendous accomplishment.

I am so disappointed that the hard work, long study hours, and sacrifices made by many to better themselves after high school went unnoticed by the Whidbey News-Times. Thanks for the support; you really know how to make the college student feel like they matter as much as the high school senior.

F.V. Batts

Oak Harbor

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