Tag Archives: Guest Column

  • Guest Column:
    Fairness

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    Fairness is an abstract quality that requires you to have an amalgamation of many other character traits, including taking responsibility for your own actions, being honest and sincere, portraying trustworthiness between you and your peers, and many more. To simplify this rather abstract concept, most people believe that fairness has to do with being equal […]

  • Guest Column:
    Caring

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    “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have.” Margaret Mead I was able to attend a celebration of Life for a great man that made an incredible impact on those around him. So much so, that the cross-country team was competing at State with socks […]

  • Guest Column:
    Citizenship

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    For me, citizenship means taking seriously our responsibility to make our country the best place it can be. There are many ways to practice citizenship: Following the speed limit, keeping your sidewalk free of snow in winter, noticing problems in your community and working to fix them. Perhaps the most iconic act of citizenship is […]

  • Guest Column:
    Responsibilty

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    What do you think of when you hear the word “responsibility?” I hear my mother’s voice sternly questioning, “Who is responsible for this mess?” As badly as I wanted to blame my little brother, I knew it was my doing. The responsible thing to do was to own my actions. Besides, I knew I would […]

  • Guest Column:
    Generosity

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    My most poignant experiences with generosity have happened through mentorship. Amongst an eclectic network of mentors – comprised of childhood dance and art teachers, colleagues and college professors to family members, peers and fellow artists – I have discovered various facets of generosity; most notably, the three S’s of Selflessness, Sharing and Service. Selflessness is […]

  • Guest Column from West Plains:
    Integrity

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    Each month The Current supports Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) by publishing a guest column connected to one of PACE Character Traits. For the month of June it is Integrity, which is living a set of values encompassing honesty, respect for others, and a sense of personal responsibility. Integrity has played a large role in […]

  • Guest Column:
    Integrity

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    “However we choose to have it, our integrity shows the world the truth. How will you choose to walk with integrity?” Put one foot in front of the other. Follow the swarm of students trudging to their next class. If you keep your eyes down low, no one will see you. Don’t trip! Maybe you […]

  • Guest Column:
    Courage

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    Courage can be found across our region, our state, our nation and our world. Every day we see people – from children to senior citizens – act with courage. A few examples include people fighting a serious illness, educators, single parents, business leaders, disabled citizens, and those individuals who put their life on the line […]

  • Guest Column from West Plains:
    Courage

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    Imagine what it feels like to lose. Multiply that several times over. How tempting is it to throw up your hands in defeat and get really mad about it? When I was in junior high, I went to a small school that wouldn’t be able to field a girls’ basketball team unless every girl in […]