As a parent,would you be upset?

@ersmommy1 (12598)
United States
March 27, 2009 10:11am CST
The girl named H.S. "Player of the Year" in Kansas doesn't live or attend school in the state.Taber Spani lives in Lee's Summit, Mo. Spani, who is home-schooled, also studies in the state of Missouri. During the school year, though, she plays with the Metro Academy Mavericks, an Olathe, Kan.-based sports organization for home-schooled children. according to the article, only 75% of the girls on the team live in Kansas. http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=928161
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@madasp (563)
• United States
27 Mar 09
In that situation I don't think I would be upset. My son plays hockey and the school he attended last year doesn't have a hockey program. He was part of a community hockey association which worked out great until last year when they lost a lot of there players to other sports. There wasn't enough kids left to form a full line so we joined with a school across the border(we live on the MN/WI border)because it was actually closer to us than any school in our own state. I don't think it matters in this case where she lives as long as she played on a team in the state all year.
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I agree. You stated that if she played all year then it shouldn't be a big deal. She earned it. And the monies put into play usually end up with the school or organization they play for. As far as I know anyway.
• United States
27 Mar 09
If it was a league that is as the hockey person mentioned something like a district sport I see no reason why anyone should be upset. Many home school students participate in such sporting systems to allow them the contact with other kids their age. I would think that if it were a public school sport she'd not be allowed to play in the first place because of league rules. (Something that even I find complex and I've coached). Hopefully they will just allow her to enjoy her award. Namaste-Anora
• United States
1 May 09
Thanks for the BR. How did the story turn out? Namaste-Anora
• United States
22 Apr 09
Well, that seems interesting. I don't think I would be upset. It is nice that a home schooler can be a part of a sports organization and be so recognized.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
27 Mar 09
She played on the team I feel that if she done a great job then she should be recognized as a great player. She plays on the team so I don't see a problem with her being Player of the Year.
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
27 Mar 09
By reading the article, it seems that it's been voted on and she's very deserving of the award, but putting myself in to the other childrens parents shoes, I can say it would disapoint and frusrate me. Knowing that every team member gave it their all for this school, and an out of stater/outsider won the award for this school. I can see it as the parents and kids that actually live in this state and attend this school seeing it as slap in the face, we had to bring in an outsider to make our school look better. It's gonna be a very debated thing, and as I've already mentioned, she's deserving of the award, but even the article said that the local media left her off lists that name all-state players, and I can see why. She's not a resident in that state so she shouldn't be nominated for such awards that should be awarded to an IN state player. It sucks for the other player that reached all time highs for their team and personal levels, and are being over looked because of all this comotion being drawn to this young lady and winning this award.