I share Brian Hickman's love of sports, but I have a question for Brian. Don't you think we should applaud, to a much greater degree, the remarkable academic achievements of our public school students? What is the reputation in which we should most focus? BHS has had back-to-back outstanding performances at the Massachusetts State Science Fair finals (competing against some of the most affluent communities in the state). The Boston Globe featured, in both headlines and an editorial, a BHS junior for her Science Fair research discoveries. That project took 1st place in Massachusetts. Check out the article ("Town Square" -below) "Braintree Youths Awarded Scholarships." Our MCAS scores are strong. Finally, my son finds his first year of college to be "easy" compared to the rigorous education he received at BHS. Perhaps, even more than our pride for local sports, we should stand more proud of our children's academic achievements at our outstanding public schools. When you consider the reputation of the town, what is more important?