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Re: Anybody else struggling to keep incoming freshmen?
It's not you. Many kids aren't interested in hard work when there is a "fun" option that doesn't require anywhere near the same level of effort or commitment. Unfortunately, many parents today also aren't interested in *making* sure their children partake in the opportunities that are most likely to contribute to long-term success.
We have the same issue, and we're a perennial state marching and honor band finalist for the last 12 years. The price of success is too high for the current mindset in our society.