This message is for any friends, family or others associated with the recent SLO High graduating Class of 2017. On the night of Wednesday, June 7, a large group of graduating seniors attended a large party on top of West Cuesta Ridge deep in Los Padres National Forest, an annual tradition for the graduating class.
Unfortunately, they left a huge pile of garbage behind in the forest. Dozens of vehicles drove away while leaving the giant mess. The garbage, which consisted mainly of alcohol containers, has blown around in the wind and is now coating the sides of the road. It is sad that among these future leaders of America, there was not one person that was able or willing to step up and demonstrate the leadership needed to rally their friends to clean up their trash.
I apologize to those who have graduated that were not involved with this mess, there are many of you, I am sure. But to those that were involved, I empower you to take charge, to be a leader, and to head back up there with your classmates and clean up your mess.
Travis Robertson, San Luis Obispo
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