It’s been true for all of the years that my kids have been in local public schools that the families, teachers and community that support our youth through funding and mentorship deserve to be commended.

Having attended a multitude of various school events in recent years, I realize how fortunate we are to live in this community. The administration and teachers at Riverside-Brookfield High School have cultivated an atmosphere of achievement and character building among the students that is commendable.

Fine Arts performances, sporting events and awards ceremonies have highlighted just how influential a thriving educational institution, offering extracurricular activities and varied courses can be in promoting young adults to be ambitious, compassionate, confident and competent.

Our community should be very proud of the superior achievements of RB’s students. If we provide for them now, hopefully these students will grow to be capable adults who will give back to this community and society in gratitude.

Jane Smith