Kayari Suganuma transferring to Notre Dame Academy

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    Kayari Suganuma transferring to Notre Dame Academy

    Talking with Cooper Head Coach Tony Fields this evening at the Highlands/Boone Co boys hoops game, he informs me that So. Kayari Suganuma, his phenom SS and reigning NKSCA Division I Player of the Year will be transferring to Notre Dame on Monday because the Boone County Board of Education will not recognize her Student Visa since her parents are moving back to Japan.

    How to you not let this young lady continue at a school she has been going to for the past 2 years?
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    While she would look better in Blue n Gold I'm glad to see her still playing in NKY, EXTREMELY like-able kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnboy13 View Post
    Talking with Cooper Head Coach Tony Fields this evening at the Highlands/Boone Co boys hoops game, he informs me that So. Kayari Suganuma, his phenom SS and reigning NKSCA Division I Player of the Year will be transferring to Notre Dame on Monday because the Boone County Board of Education will not recognize her Student Visa since her parents are moving back to Japan.

    How to you not let this young lady continue at a school she has been going to for the past 2 years?
    That's too bad but glad she will still be playing in the state since have heard awesome things about her but never seen her play. Hopefully, Notre Dame's schedule includes some games against Region 6 and 7 teams so we can see her play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnboy13 View Post
    While she would look better in Blue n Gold I'm glad to see her still playing in NKY, EXTREMELY like-able kid.
    She will be in Blue n Gold, but it will not be on the hill that you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tark the shark View Post
    She will be in Blue n Gold, but it will not be on the hill that you want.
    Ugly blue. LOL

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    Will not have to sit out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAP View Post
    Will not have to sit out?
    She's not a "transfer." The Boone County BoE made her a refugee. Notre Dame is providing sanctuary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runcible Owl View Post
    She's not a "transfer." The Boone County BoE made her a refugee. Notre Dame is providing sanctuary.
    A refuge WOW!!

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    Boone County Board strikes again.......

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    Just curious having some experience

    If the Student Visa is issued and managed on the federal level - State Department, Homeland Security, Department of Education - how does the local school board have authority to deny the Visa?

    And its hard to understand how the rules differ between Boone Co. and NDA when both are under the KY Department of Education and KHSAA???

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    There is more to this story than the Boone County BOE not recognizing her visa....

    I'm not suggesting I have any additional information, but the process here doesn't make sense. I suspect that there may be some additional technical threads that are not being seen.

    The visa process is precarious at best and in this situation, without having all the details, sounds like it has some potential guardianship issues at hand as well. If her parents are moving back to their home country and she is a minor dependent, that would seem to be part of the issue as well.
    @Lawnboy13 we need to get some more information from Tony to better assess this one....for the record, Coach Stephenson has to be ecstatic

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdBrain View Post
    There is more to this story than the Boone County BOE not recognizing her visa....

    I'm not suggesting I have any additional information, but the process here doesn't make sense. I suspect that there may be some additional technical threads that are not being seen.

    The visa process is precarious at best and in this situation, without having all the details, sounds like it has some potential guardianship issues at hand as well. If her parents are moving back to their home country and she is a minor dependent, that would seem to be part of the issue as well.
    @Lawnboy13 we need to get some more information from Tony to better assess this one....for the record, Coach Stephenson has to be ecstatic
    I hear when word came down she was going to be a Panda, he was spotted doing backflips across the outfield grass. LOL

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    It seems she can play for any school in the state but,Cooper,Boone,Ryle or Conner, this is not a khsaa ruling it's a Boone County board issue.

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    Just maybe it has to do with residency now and not being eligible to be in the Cooper school district? If parents moved and she isn't considered an eligible dependent of an eligible resident?

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    I'm with BirdMan, there is more to this than what is being said in my opinion. I would also like to know how she ended up at ND instead of somewhere like St. Henry, Holy Cross, Beechwood or other schools she passes along the way to ND. The young lady is very good and is fun to watch.

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