A teenager wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat stands in front of a Native American singing and playing a drum after a rally in Washington.

The high school students involved in the incident at the Right to Life March in Washington, D.C. showed maturity and self-control beyond their years (“More media is not going to solve the Covington mess. Neither are tweets from President Trump,” Jan. 23). The average adult would have found it impossible to stay calm when confronted by strangers shouting insults at them while an elderly person pounded a drum up close.

Were they expected to be amused and applaud? The boys' response was not what those who provoked it expected. Instead of anger and violence, an outburst of youthful energy and school spirit erupted. At one point, it looked like there was a duel between the drummer and the cheerleaders. Each side tried to outperform the other.

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What a credit these kids were to their school, their families and themselves! If they had simply walked away, they would have come off looking like Kentucky fried chickens.

Mary F. Kollner, Dundalk

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