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Education

Mia Mottmiller, a 7th grader in Mrs. Bing's language art's class at Eisenhower, won a writing contest sponsored by the Kroger Company during Black History Month.  Mia's entry was a poem entitled, "I'm A Proud Black American Women," written from Rosa Park's point of view. Mia won a laptop computer presented to her at a luncheon in Columbus on March 14. Archie Griffin, president of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, presented the award. Congratulations, Mia!

 

“There is no program or policy that can substitute for a mother or father who will attend . . . parent-teacher conferences or help with the homework or turn off the TV, put away the video games, or read to their child. Responsibility for our children's education must begin at home."

These were the words of President Barack Obama as he addressed a joint session of Congress in February. He also encouraged all parents to attend school events and volunteer at school.

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Terra announces new wind power technology certificate
To help train employees necessary for new green-collar jobs, Terra Community College will offer a new Wind Power Technology Certificate beginning this fall.

“This certificate will prepare students for a rewarding career in the fast-growing field of renewable energy,” said Bruce Meyer, dean of Technologies and Workforce Development at Terra. “And it will be stackable, meaning a student can use their certificate credits toward an associate degree.”

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 CommonPeople1

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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