Non-traditional 'National Anthem' not...

Non-traditional 'National Anthem' not allowed in Martinsville, Indiana

There are 1 comment on the Examiner.com story from Jan 30, 2011, titled Non-traditional 'National Anthem' not allowed in Martinsville, Indiana. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Shai Warfield-Cross is a sixteen-year-old high school student who has sung ' The Star-Spangled Banner ' repeatedly at sports events at Indiana's Bloomington High School North in Bloomington without any concerns expressed by the public.A However, the first time she performed the song at an event in Martinsville , the county seat of Morgan County in ...

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SHELLEY HOOTON

New Port Richey, FL

#1 Feb 2, 2011
I am a substitute teacher for both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties in Florida. I find it really sad that the girl was not allowed and critized for singing the national anthem at her high school. I BELIEVE SHE DID A FANTASTIC JOB.
We should try to boost the morale and self esteem of children in our schools when they do something positive. She said nothing and did nothing negative. She did a great job. I have a biracial grandson and feel this is a racial thing. If she were white would people have complained?

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