On the day last week when the City Council engaged in a spirited and sometimes contentious debate about the proposed Presence Health subsidy, the aldermen put aside their differences for a few minutes and joined the Mayor in offering unanimous support for a resolution I co-sponsored honoring the Sullivan High School Boys Soccer Team.
The team, known as the “Tigers,” captured the hearts of those who follow high school sports by clinching the regional championship and competing as sectional finalists for the last two years, giving Sullivan its first regional titles in the school’s history.
Under ordinary circumstances, this alone would be reason to celebrate, but what made this accomplishment even more extraordinary was the composition of the team. All but one of the players on on Sullivan’s soccer team is an immigrant or refugee from another country. [Read more…]