Friday, April 30, 2010
Today was our annual career day and Sobriety Walk.
First, the students had fun exploring downtown businesses. The hospital, bank and fire station were the most mentioned favorites.
Heath Gourneau, an alumnus who has worked in substance abuse prevention, spoke to the students about his journey and encouraged them to remain drug and alcohol free.
He pointed out the Class of 1983 banner, which he helped design; today, the banner hangs proudly from our rec center rafters with other class banners created in the last 30+ years.
Students listen in a deeper way when they hear from someone who shares a common background with them. It’s important as we strive to help our students make good lifestyle choices.
The rains held off, and we walked in four directions around town and met up at the Dining Hall for supper.
I helped chaperone the youngest homes, and when we were walking around the campgrounds, second grader Devon found a penny on the ground.
I said, “Find a penny, pick it up and all day long you’ll have . . . what?”
“A penny,” Devon said.
I laughed, realizing Devon is much wiser than his years, and more accurate than the old saying!!