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Guest Editorial

Hal Smith

What does it mean to be a Park City High School Miner?

IT MEANS PLENTY!

It means that you are from one of the best communities and best schools in the United States. It means, whether you graduated in 1901 or 2008, that you are part of a special fellowship. A fellowship of good times and great opportunities. It is a fellowship based on the strength of character developed in the beautiful mountains that surround us and the people in our community who were our friends, neighbors, colleagues and mentors.

The mountains around the city gave us the mining that built our area and now give us the recreational sites that continues to draw people. We are so fortunate to be from an area that gave us so much and continues to provide so much to the continuing generations.

The people in Park City have always valued education. They built the old high school during the Great Depression era, taxed themselves to higher levels locally, even during the dark "ghost town" days of the 1950s, and continue that support today through the scholarship program at Park City High School.

The opportunity for a legacy is something that Park City High School and the education we received there gave us. I am asking you to continue that legacy for the next generation by doing something simple but monumental in scope.

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Your can make a difference for a student graduating from Park City High School by donating to the scholarship fund. Give on behalf of a favorite teacher, a loved one that has passed away or for a specific vocation or occupation that you would like to see a student work towards as he enters higher education. You can make a difference whether a student goes on to college with your generous donation.

As a proud PCHS alum, I give each year to the scholarship program and am happy to do so because I want to give back to a school that gave me so many opportunities to succeed and give back to a community that gave me the chance to be a success.

Please contact Dana Ardovino at (435) 645-5640 to find out about the multiple opportunities to be a Miner supporter and to continue the tradition of excellence, or character and of giving.

Thank you.

A 1972 graduate of Park City High School, Hal Smith was a teacher at the school from 1976 to 1992 and the principal from 1996 to 2006.

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