November 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
Anonymous donor pledges help, asks others to give
After hearing about Nathan Bowser’s plight to return to Moorhead High, a local resident stepped forward to help but with a slight catch. Continue Reading
Tags: anonymous donor, fargo south high school, K12 education, Moorhead High, Nathan bowser 4 Comments »
WOW! I have to say that this is probably one of the most pathetic things I have heard in a long time. Seriously, there are 1000′s of other things in the community that need peoples money to make lives better. Asking people to donate so some high school kid can go back to his old high school is pathetic. I say that everyone who even thinks of donating to this “cause” needs to look at giving that money to their church or united way. Help the people who NEED help! Not some kid who doesn’t like his new school.
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Sorry, I don’t agree with you there Woops. There may be other things you see as more important, but to this young man, who lost his father and had his world toppled, this is important. Giving one’s money to help others is a choice. You make yours, I’ll make mine.
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In Minnesota citizens are allowed open enrollment, which means they can choose the best school that meets their career goals, or has the best programs that match their interests. The problem is that he is not in Fargo, which is not in MN.
Moorhead School system is one of the very best in the state, and is nationally recognized in performing arts. I do not know this young man at all, but it seems that this young man simply wants to pursue his career and life interests it seems. In addition, it is best when a person has a serious loss in his life it would make sense to try to minimize all other sources of stress. Loss of a parent, having to move to another home, having to change school districts during high school are all serious sources of stress in a critical time of life. Some of these things can be controlled. No one can bring his father back, it does not seem financially feesable for the other parent to pick up and move, but a donor has indicated that with help from others this young man has a chance to at least maintain one major source of familiarity in his life and continue to attend the school he has been familiar with, and to have a chance to attend the school district that offers him the best chance to pursue his career and life interests.
It seems that EVERYTHING in his life has changed. If some people want to donate to help restore one major part of this young mans life back to something familiar then this is a good opportunity to pay it forward.
Woops, if you do not like the idea, simply do not donate. It is sad that is seems that perhaps no one gave you any chances in life in any way when you were a young person, but do not ruin the chance for others to read this story and be moved to try to help this young man get at least part of his life back to normal.
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I have to agree with Woops, there are far, far worse things in life than not being able to go to the high school of your choice. There are also far more deserving charities that could use that kind of infusion.
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