Tremendous Potential – by Andrea Reu
Why do Clinton taxpayers support education?
Dan Vece served eight years on our Board of Selectmen, and as first selectman from 1972 to 1978, fought at Iwo Jima and is in the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame; he’s a graduate of The Morgan School, 1949. Jefferson Mays—stage, film, and TV actor and Tony Award winner—is a graduate of The Morgan School, 1973. David Pittsinger, internationally renowned operatic bass-baritone, graduated The Morgan School in 1980. Dana Nelson, commander of a nuclear submarine, is a graduate of The Morgan School, 1988. Kevin Ring, published biographer of Antonin Scalia and president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, graduated from The Morgan School in 1988. Timothy Buckley, one of Connecticut’s top family physicians, graduated from The Morgan School in 1988. Michele Greet, published author and art history professor at George Mason University, graduated from The Morgan School in 1988. Erica Hill, anchor on the Today Show, graduated from The Morgan School in 1994. Ian Kumekawa recently published The First Serious Optimist: A.C. Pigou and the Birth of Welfare Economics and is studying at Harvard for his Ph.D. after graduating from Stamford—graduate of The Morgan School, 2008. Brian Mitko, division three men’s soccer coach at University of Vermont, graduated from The Morgan School in 2009.
Clinton students have what I call “seeds of greatness” in them. I know the graduating Class of 2018 extremely well, and trust me, they, too, will impact our community, the nation, and the world. Education is an investment. We, as a community, vote “Yes” for thoughtfully prepared and fiscally responsible education budgets because Clinton students have tremendous potential. I encourage your readers to join me in voting “Yes” on May 10.