Opinion: 21 HSE teachers deserve the honor

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While we’re all for a great crosstown competition — and the Hamilton Southeastern at Fishers Mudsock Game on Sept. 11 should showcase that perfectly — we’re equally captivated by ancillary events. At halftime of the game, the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation is scheduled to honor 21 Teachers of the Year. It’s an appropriate venue, we believe, as well as a worthy ceremony. Zach Eaton, FHS quarterback and HSSF Student Board member, succinctly summed it up, stating, “It’s great to see the two schools in the midst of a rivalry game come together to show our appreciation for the great teachers we have here in our district… and as a senior myself, it (will be) a little nostalgic to see every school (represented) on the field at once.” That’s refreshing.

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“DOESN’T APPLY TO US, ONLY TO YOU” – We’re all well aware that California has debilitating drought. The state legislature has ordered citizens to curb use of water or pay exorbitant fines. So, then it was absolutely no surprise to us that five members of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors continue to frequently wash their vehicles at taxpayer expense. One among them was said to be washing his car three times per week, the others one to two times. (We’re lucky if we get ours done once a month!) Local L.A. media sought comment from the officials. Predictably, there was none.

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WHATEVER THEY’RE DRINKING … NO, THANKS! – Staff and students in the University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion want people to think beyond the he/she pronouns and are encouraging use of gender-neutral pronouns such as xe, xym and xyr. This is higher education at its utmost level of alertness. Wake us when it’s over, please.

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