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Dear Editor, I am a former Creighton student now attending Hapnot Collegiate. In my opinion Creighton having a high school just isn't logical. Of course there are positive aspects of this decision, but people must also take into consideration the negative. For starters, even though Creighton is saving money by keeping the students there, it doesn't make any sense. They would have to offer all of the same courses that Hapnot offers. They would have to hire teachers to teach all these courses and they would have some classes with maybe four or five students. Also, school sports are another big part of a teenager's life. Creighton wouldn't be able to offer all school sports that a high school should. Let's take soccer for example. In Creighton alone there is not nearly enough interest to have a high school team. The ones who do want to play wouldn't be able to play on the Hapnot team because they do not attend Hapnot. Another issue is Creighton students meeting other kids from Flin Flon. Sure some of them mix while doing out of school activities, but what about the ones who only participate in school activities like school sports? Personally I wouldn't have met half of the people I know if I hadn't gone to Hapnot. What it all comes down to is that life is just a series of changes. In order to survive in this world you have to know how to adapt to change. Going to high school is a big step in a person's life. What will happen if they decide to go to college or university? That can't take all their friends with them! They have to know how to make new ones. In conclusion, I would like to thank the editor for printing my thoughts and opinions and for the space in the newspaper. Signed, A Happy Hapnot Student