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Education

The National FFA Organization recently awarded members of Oregon-Clay High

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(Left to right): Josh Menter, Kathryn Finger, Jacob Pirolli,
and Colton Plumb represented the state of Ohio and Clay
High School at the Environmental and Natural Resources
Career Development Event held at the 82nd National FFA
Convention in Indianapolis. The team earned eighth-place honors.

School’s Environmental and Agricultural Technologies Program eighth place in the nation in the area of Environmental and Natural Resources.

The team represented Ohio while competing in an Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event (CDE), held at the 86th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. More than 55,000 FFA members and guests attended the convention, with the best teams from each state competing in a variety of career-related activities Oct. 21-24.

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This year, 12 million students are enrolled in community colleges. In addition, that number is bound to grow.

President Obama has called for every American to complete at least one year of postsecondary education. So, whether you’re helping your teen select a college or considering getting additional education yourself, consider your local community college.

ACT surveys for Faces of the Future show that:
• Community colleges play a substantial role in preparing students for today's workplace.
• Students who have already attained advanced degrees often choose community colleges to upgrade skills.
• Community colleges are the best hope to ensure career and earning competitiveness for the least skilled and most economically disadvantaged.

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Like your ACT score, the essay is just one component of your college application.

An essay can say a lot – or a little – about who you are. The point of the essay is to paint a picture of you to a total stranger. Admissions officers want get to know you and why you belong at their school.

Tips for writing sound essays can be found online from many sources. Just type “writing a college essay” into a search engine. Here are some quick pointers to help craft a stand-out essay.

Plan. Review application deadlines and plan ahead. Outline, then draft, then proof, rewrite, have someone else proof it and then revise accordingly. Give it one last look before submitting. Remember, spell check doesn’t catch everything!

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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