Your daily Letter to the Columnist — Dec. 18, 2012
Thanks for writing the nice article about the wonderful kids at James River High School. As a parent of three children who have attended school in Botetourt County over the past seven years, I have had my share of complaints about the Botetourt school system.
However, I can’t say enough great things about James River. It’s a true gem. The teachers and staff are dedicated and fabulous in just about every way.
The student body seems to be a close-knit and friendly group of students without the cliques and bullying often found in schools. The Key Club has done a lot to give back to the community over the years, and I’m not surprised by their efforts to win this concert for Staunton River.
Love your column. I read it all the time. I was moved by the story about your daughter’s struggles with an eating disorder. I hope she’s doing well at JMU. Parenting can be agonizing sometimes.
Note from Dan: Erin is doing a lot better, thanks. She just finished her penultimate semester at JMU and will graduate next spring.