Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Sam Page protest VoKs

Student-athletes and St. Louis County community members held a peaceful protest outside County Executive Sam Page’s house Sunday, Sept. 13. The almost 200 attendees from Kirkwood, Lindbergh, Ladue and other county schools were protesting Page’s decision to reaffirm a prohibition on athletes 14 years and older from participating in athletic competitions of high and moderate contact. Some protesters hoped to see Page reverse his decision and allow high school students to still have a fall sports season. Others wanted Page to be removed from office.

Karen Branstetter, Marquette student-athlete parent
David Melby, Kirkwood football
Bryan Williams, community member
Officer Glen Williams
Cameron Paul, Kirkwood football
Will Coovert (right), St. Louis University High School soccer
Jill Hume, parent of Marquette student-athlete
Christine Porter, registered nurse (RN)
Christian Gray, De Smet football
Trish Kuehler, Lindbergh student-athlete parent

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