I am a senior at Cross Creek High School and I do not appreciate the exaggeration regarding the astronaut's visit to our school. I was present at the assembly and enjoyed it very much, as did many of our "spoiled brats."
Our students are not rude and did not interrupt our speaker to go to lunch. The majority of students stayed and those who left did so because they had important classes to attend. Having a guest speaker is nice, but it is by no means an excuse to miss classwork or a test at the end of a six weeks.
We have grade point averages to maintain, and talking about a space shuttle will not get us into college.
Shenequa Johnson, Augusta