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A tribute to Bitney Springs

My son, Aden Rogerson, attends Bitney Springs High School. Last week he had the opportunity to act in the school play, “Adaptation,” by Elaine May. The production, directed by Maggie McKaig, was a great success. I witnessed a new, strong, dynamic side of Aden’s personality as he portrayed Phil Benson in this comical, fast-paced play. Although he and his five fellow actors gave excellent performances, none of them are particularly focused on drama. Yet, at their small school, they had the chance to try and succeed at a new challenge.

Bitney Springs is an academically rigorous four-year public high school with between 120-130 students. Classes are small, and teachers can give individual attention to students. Even if a student doesn’t excel at an activity, he/she can give it a try. Aden is on the basketball team, the ultimate Frisbee team, performs on his guitar, and has the chance to try acting. I doubt he would have the opportunity to participate in this range of activities at a larger school. Aden is truly blossoming at Bitney Springs.

Susan Dunn



Grass Valley


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