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Read Across America at East Side Pre-K

February 27, 2013

Students at East Side Pre-K spent a relaxing day in their pajamas Wednesday for Read Across America with Dr. Seuss. The three year olds were still not sleepy despite their bedtime attire. Pictured are Dianne Watkins, Braden Tunnell, Shanneshia Thompson, Cayden Guines, A.J. Elliott, Caleb Fitzpatrick, Jermaine Taylor Jr., Chancellor Calvert, Destiny Bell, Tammarrion Pierce, Raven Randle and Rachel Nichols. Photo by Donna Summerall

Celebrating Black History at East Side Elementary

February 27, 2013

Ms. Amos’ class of kindergarten children were learning about famous black American’s. Students were encouraged to dress as someone famous and give a report. Pictured is Tyler Harris who chose The Honorable Judge Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from October 1967 until October 1991.
Photo by Donna Summerall

Respecting differences at WPHS

February 26, 2013

West Point High School continues with the week long Anti-Bullying Campaign. Tuesday students wore silly miss matched socks to remind them to respect each other’s differences. Students and teachers were happy to show off their silly socks. Pictured are (from left) Abby Scott, Maggie Redmond, Maghan Flanders, Angela Reives, Tosha Moore, Michael Bilbo, Jaliya Moore Angelica Colbert, and teachers Mr. Fentress Ms. Barakat and Ms. Kees. Photo by Donna Summerall

Silliest socks of all

February 26, 2013

West Point High School student Antonio Dent was chosen by Principal Mario Willis to be wearing the most ridiculous looking socks in school during the Anti-Bullying campaign. Photo by Donna Summerall

Anti-Bullying week at West Point School District

February 25, 2013

Students in the West Point School District are making a stand against bullying this week. Each day students have a different theme to show their opposition to bullies. Monday, students wore white shirts or peace signs and had a Bullying Awareness Activity in first period. The weeks theme is X Out Bullying: Respect All. Pictured are South campus students demonstrating bullying behaviors. From left, Josh Ewing, David Waldrep, Gissel Guzeman, Shaniqua Walter and Breanna Shelton. Photo by Bryan Davis

Summerall: Reality is relative

February 22, 2013

With the marvelous insanity brought on by reality television, (I personally think the phrase is an oxymoron) it was bound to open the field to the eccentric among us. From people who spend 40 days in a remote location trying to survive on rice, coconuts and whatever food they can win in challenges. (I’m sorry. This is not surviving, this is The Price is Right.) Or racing around the world jumping out of airplanes and eating a plateful of squid that is not only still moving but looking at you. None of this resembles reality.

Freddie and Anna McKinney celebrate 50 years

February 22, 2013

Freddie and Anna McKinney of West Point celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 18, 2013. They celebrated this special milestone with a reception Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Boilermakers Lodge. Submitted Photo

Pilot helps special needs children

February 22, 2013

The West Point Pilot Club recently presented a check to the CCARC to help purchase classroom supplies for the special needs children served by them. Pictured are (from left) Debra Cole Pilot president, Rachel Nichols CCARC teacher, Vivian Haughton CCARC Director, and Carolyn Golson, Pilot member. The Pilot Club promotes awareness of brain related disorders and brain related injuries. Submitted Photo

“Gun Control” will not solve all violence

February 21, 2013

Birthdays are supposed to be joyous occasions for most, marking another milestone in one’s life---a celebration with one’s family and friends for making it to see another year---and are often accompanied with good memories of the past----past birthday parties, past presents, past milestones and accomplishments, etc…. Not all have fond memories of their birthday, however, as they reflect on past failures or look at another year as just growing older with no hope it seems.

Enjoy your life of adventure

February 21, 2013

I read a great quote by Maya Angelou recently, “Because of our routines, we forget that life is an ongoing adventure”. This made me think of one of the most used complaints of all (in a whiny voice), “but I don’t have enough time.........”
The truth is that we control where our time goes. Time is a gift that we so often take for granted. We get caught up in the “busyness of our routines” that we rarely stop to take a look at where we are spending (wasting) this precious gift.

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