We are opposed to the plan for the 2008 Talent "Contest". We are asking that if the timing is too late to save this year's (now "Contest", please for the enjoyment of the children, allow for next year that the Talent Show carry on as in previous years before. If you want to have a contest for fundraising, please separate this from the Talent Show, have a "Money Raising Contest". Also, it is very important that the children have their own choice of talent, song, group, etc... without having to sell votes! As it currently stands for March 2008, we are sending the wrong message ("Buy 1st place") as well as putting as ugly spin on what was once a fun experience for all.