High School's Old Trophies Sold For Donations 10-28-2010 - WNEM TV 5

High School's Old Trophies Sold For Donations 10-28-2010

A community is outraged after finding out their old high school trophies were sold for donations at a recent football game.
St. Louis high school alumni said they saw old trophies being sold at this year’s homecoming game. They contacted TV5, saying they saw several students walking around with the trophies, breaking them and throwing them in the trash.
"I was really sad to see kids were buying trophies for $1. They were breaking them; they were throwing them in the trash," said St. Louis resident Carrie Beeson.
TV5 found out the trophy sale was the athletic director’s idea. Ashley Murray said she only wanted to make room for new trophies in the school's trophy case.
"I'm sorry that I upset them and I didn't mean to do any disrespect. I was just trying to get them where they would be seen instead of boxing them up, putting them in a storage room somewhere," said Ashley Murray.
An alumni purchased the remaining trophies at the game and took them home. After that, she started a page on Facebook page called, “SLHS SAVE OUR TROPHIES.”
Murray said she want to come to a compromise with the upset alumni. Murray, along with school Superintendent Joann Spry, proposed a list of ideas for the trophies. One suggestion was to put the trophies in other schools around the district.
Murray said she didn’t have any specific plans for the money raised from the trophy sale.
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