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Letter: SHS season brought community together

I’m beyond proud of the Salisbury High School football team for an extraordinary season and grateful for so many fans that traveled to Winston-Salem and cheered so hard for our Hornets in the State Championship game on December 14. We’re blessed that sports can truly bring out the very best in people.

In a school and a community where differences often push us apart, this year’s SHS football team demonstrated the power of unity, inclusion and connection.

This team’s magical ride pulled a group of athletes, a school and a community together. Together on Friday nights and the days preparing ahead of each game, you wouldn’t see difference — color or privilege — just a football family — a team of brothers and a coaching staff with a common goal.

Maybe, just maybe, the trajectory of someone’s beliefs, biases and life changed during this journey.

I’m certain it did, and that gives me great hope.

Thank you, fellas, for so many victories and lessons on and off the field this season. You are all champions to me.

Carol Herndon

Salisbury

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