Tuesday, November 25, 2008

An Electoral Student

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I had the joy of coaching former Ukiah High graduate Ian Blue during his time on the basketball hardwood at the home of the Wildcats.  However his passion for  politics overtook the passion for hoops and now Ian finds himself in a very honorable position now that Barack Obama won the 2008 Presidential Election on November 4.  Ian will be one of the 55 electors going to Sacramento on December 15th to officially cast the California 1st Congressional District electoral vote.  Pretty cool. 

Regardless of the politics of it all, it is really a kick for me to watch students succeed.  Who knew that a lanky freshman in high school would someday stand upon the Capital steps with Congressman Mike Thompson, and then officially cast one of the most historic votes in history?  I'm proud.    

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