Letter: Cordova’s youth are enthusiastic, talented and motivated

Dear Editor,

It is so easy to be influenced by social media and news stories about the youth of this country. I’ve heard many people say that they are worried about our future because of our youth. I was fortunate enough to spend 10 days in April with many of the teens from CHS as a chaperone for the Music Department’s trip to competitions in both Hawaii and Alaska. I was refreshed by the youth of Cordova.

The trip was a culmination of 2 years of fundraising as well as practicing and improving their musical skills. They worked hard for the trip, and as a result of this effort, they enjoyed and appreciated every experience. It was a strenuous and emotional trip, and yet every day I was surrounded by enthusiastic, motivated, and talented teenagers. There wasn’t a day that I wasn’t impressed with their compassion, comradery, and drive.

Cordova, we should be proud of the youth we are raising. As a single mom, I have always been overwhelmed by the amount of support Cordova has given to my family. We are a village that together is raising a strong future. Our families, friends, teachers, coaches, schools, churches, and businesses have all come together to support and encourage our youth and give them amazing opportunities. We have invested in them. They are flourishing, they are passionate, and I believe they will continue to make us proud.
Sincerely,

— Marleen Moffitt
Cordova

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