Editor's note: Today's letters to the editor are from Southwest Junior High students learning about persuasive writing.
To the editor:
There are not that many teen activities here in Lawrence. There should be more intramural teams to play on, such as air soft, paintball, basketball, lacrosse and go-carts. All of these sports are good for teens to participate in.
If some teens don’t want to join in these sports they could at least try to participate in some of the activities. Some of these sports teens like to play, but the law won’t let them because they are not old enough. The sports that you are not allowed to play are paintball and air soft. These sports can let teens talk to their friends instead of going to their houses. Plus it lets them get more exercise that way they can stay healthy.
These things help teens stay more active instead of being a couch potato and staying home and playing video games all day. What I want you to do is make it so that kids can play any sports they want to play.
Southwest Junior High