Letters to the editor can be sent to Regional Executive Editor Eric Schwartz at eschwartz@yelmonline.com.

I was in second grade at McKenna Elementary when my parents divorced. My home life was drastically disrupted and I needed guidance from someone who had my best interests in mind. It was the school counselor who worked with me on an individual basis to help me get through it. I hope I can pay it forward as much as that counselor did for me. 

When I was at Yelm Middle School, I suffered from frequent migraines. These headaches were debilitating and I had to rely on the school nurse to store my medication and take care of me while she arranged a ride for me to get home.

When I was at Yelm High School, I played golf and baseball and wrestled. Sports not only promoted exercise but these activities taught me life skills, including self-discipline and how to effectively work as part of a team. 

All of these programs rely on community backing and that is why I pledge my support and “YES” vote for the Yelm Community Schools' levy in February, and I encourage everyone to do the same!


Andrew Kollar


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