Tag Archives: Guest Column

  • 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 […]

  • West Plains Guest Column:
    Trustworthiness

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    Trustworthy is the PACE character trait for April.  As a former school counselor and now teacher I’ve learned a lot about trustworthiness, working with students and families.  To be Trustworthy means to be someone that others can trust and count on to be reliable.  Trustworthiness is essential for healthy relationships including your relationships at school, […]

  • Guest Column:
    Trustworthiness

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    Growing up in a big family has had a huge impact on me and who I have become. In my family, there seven of us living in a four-bedroom house, and I am one of the five kids in my house, so needless to say it can get pretty chaotic, but home is where the […]