This is in reference to Lawrence Jessee’s letter on Sept. 11 regarding naming the Frederick High School stadium football field in honor of Chuck Foreman.

Unfortunately, since 2008, the alumni have been unsuccessful in their attempt to have a plaque honoring Foreman placed in the FHS stadium.

Over the past six years, FHS administrators have turned down this suggestion along with plaques for Olympic track stars Debbie Thompson and Tammy Davis; Kenny Boyd, the first county athlete to play in the NBA; golfer Donnie Hammond; Hall of Fame jockey Phil Grove; Ellen Cornish, member of the USA World XC team; and Cheryl Poirier, a national hurdle champion running against the Russians. All of the above have been inducted into the Frederick County Sports Hall of Fame.

The only reason given by the administration for turning down these plaques honoring FHS men and women has been “We are not going to put athletes names in the stadium” — period, end of conversation.

To date, alumni members have raised $5,000 for all of the plaques. The plaques are ready to be placed on the monument wall in the FHS stadium.

I support Jessee’s suggestion and the placing of the plaques on the monument wall in the Jack Griffin stadium.



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No hero worship. Did U forget Charley King Kong Keller for a Middletown , Frederick county school too.NOT NECESSARY.Foreman invested in Minn Keller in Frederick county.

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