Please support Whitney Knippers by signing this petition. The TX UIL organization has decided not to grant her the right to play basketball for Bridge City High School '09-'10. Whitney has tried very hard in school to fulfill her promise to her father on his deathbed that she would play the sport she's always loved and try her hardest for a college scholarship. UIL as of now has made this promise impossible to fulfill, denying her the right to play and destroying any belief she had in the TX educational system to keep their word. According to UIL's current rules, a child may not play for a school for more than 4 years. Whitney had moved from California during her sophomore year and in doing so, the credit differences between states held her back a year. She was told, if she took summer courses, she would be able to play basketball for BCHS throughout her high school time span. Now it seems that UIL has gone back on its word and a good student is being punished for doing absolutely nothing wrong. Please sign below and show your support for Whitney.