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How do I say thanks for a night to always remember!!

Posted Thursday, January 07, 2010 by Ed Dalton
     I don't really know what to say about tonight as I am speechless from the support of everyone.  A parent told me he stopped counting people when he got to 700, and on a weather night like tonight that was amazing.  Having former players who are currently in college come from Erie, Columbus, Denison, Marietta, State College,Connecticut, and Kentucky just to name a few places was amazing...just amazing. To my loyal football coaching staff who came out in their Hiller Football sweat suits my most sincere thanks! Thanks, to the football parent group who never rested, and the parents of athletes, and interested community members,and faculty members, and coaches from many of our other sports, it became clear what a great school district I work in, and that my children were fortunate to get a Trinity Area Education.  But the loudest shout out goes to our current players, and athletes from virtually every sport, as well as 30 college football playing alums, who made my heart swell with pride, for what our athletic programs mean to our student/athletes.  Never underestimate the youth of America, as they as I learn everyday, are remarkable simply remarkable!  Thanks to Athletic Directors from School Districts in Washington, Fayette, Allegheny, Greene, and Westmorland Counties, football coaches from dozens of high schools in the area and Bill Cherpek coming from TJ to speak to the group made me proud of the professions I am involved in and the people myself and all the coaches get to associate with everyday.  
     Finally, thanks to our Board of Education for taking the time to listen, to gather facts, to share their ideas, of their vision of how they want to make a great school district even better your effort was remarkable.  I understand how difficult this past two weeks have been for you and truly want to thank you from the entire coaching staff for doing the right thing by our students and that is the most important thing. 
     Lastly, the final thanks goes to our acting superintendents, who have come in the district  at a difficult time rolled their sleeves up and got to work, your effort is appreciated and very much understood in the public. 
    In closing, I will say 1...2...3...you say Hillers, Good Night and God Bless!!!

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