To the Editor:
Malvern has a rich, marvelous history, and its school has been an ongoing chapter—filled with over one hundred years of graduates. It saddens this graduate that this chapter may come to a close, and that familiar stories of some current students will not be told. Some 6th grade camp stories are already not heard, and some athletes may never have the chance to throw the winning pass, make the winning basket, or putt for an eagle if this bond issue is voted down.
Some of my fondest memories take place in the halls of Malvern’s school. Most of these memories point to the doors Malvern’s school helped open for me. I recall the teachers who critiqued my essays and developed my math skills, and the coach who helped my golf swing and confidence. For me, Malvern’s school helped open the door to Malone College, to play golf on a national championship team and to graduate at the top of my class. Malvern’s school also helped open the door to a Masters and Doctorate Degree from the University of Notre Dame. One Malvern Hornet currently buzzes around the campus of the University of Rhode Island, teaching economics, researching and publishing articles, succeeding with the educational foundation laid in Malvern’s school.
Please help the chapter on Malvern’s school remain ongoing, and please give some stories the chance to be heard. Thank you to all the teachers, coaches, citizens, students, and family in Malvern that motivated and helped me along the way. God bless. Go Malvern Hornets! Vote YES on this Bond Issue in August!
Dr. Robert D. Van Horn