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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Page 9 From left: Abby Herding, Madison Takle, Dayna Comnick all conference; Elizabeth Woelber honorable mention. From left: Tristan Joel honorable mention; Levi Bunting, Tyler Schoborg, Matt Otto all conference; Logan Weis honorable mention. Not pictured Sean McCroskey, all conference. Gobbler Wi nners 2013 Great Gobbler Turkey Winners can pick up their turkey certificates at the place where their name was drawn. Almlie Funeral Home - Helen Amundson Bank Midwest - Jim Patterson Birkholz Law, LLC - JoAnn Wehmeyer Bubai Food Store - Marilyn Swanson Evers Chiropratic - Viola Dohrer ExpressWay/Staples - Carol Stutz First Avenue Salon - Annalie Plaetz Good Samaritan Society - WB - Marlys Erickson Integrity Bank Plus - Bruce Baker Knakmuhs Agency - Ardell Cassens Maynards Inc - Anne Hansen Mike Hass - Pioneer Seed - Corinne Olson Muske, Muske, & Suhrhoff - Mae Kleven The Recipe - Toni Sletten Ron's Electric - Linda Madson Sentinel Tribune - Floyd Knakmuhs Thrifty White Pharmacy - Herman Conrad Wahlys' Wheels - Joseph Koenig Westbrook Auto Garage - Brandy Vande Kieft Westbrook/Walnut Grove Funeral Home - Janice Sondergaard Westbrook Municipal Utilities - Doug Kuehl Oleson's Mercantile Hoyt Oil & Convenience Bubai Grocery Thrifty White Pharmacy Maynards Grocery ExpressWay Shady Drive Inn F"L CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL CLASSIFIED CALL 274-6136 OR 1-800-410- 1859 ml Ilmll II mira IlllO unto luml roll mull imlR ~ ~ imm ~jJ ~d WET BASEMENT? WATERWORKS !o< * Basement Sy zns * I c9 Wet lamnmt 10wec * r im s Ancmd Avoilable | Toll Free F80( 795 oq Lqd ,i (Ca.~ot be combined wlth ~V ,:~r ol~ea's) i i i i ~ Imll im i ~ mll ms i ~ e f Sawyer Helgeson read her essay from the Voice of Democracy competition at the Veterans Day Program Monday morning. The essay title is: Why l am optimistic about my nations future. realize now that if it Why am I optimistic was worth teaching about my nation's it in the first place, it future? I think the was worth teaching it real question is: Why for mastery. Another wouldn't I be? Our theme being promoted country has so much is the concept of per- to look forward to. sonalized learning, not I think that many just for students iden- people only look at tiffed as special needs, the glass as being half but for every student. empty. America has At a conference in issues, of course, as Boston of the Chief any growing, think- State School officers ing country does, in 2011, they identi- but I do not forget fled attributes of a that our glass is still personalized learn- half full. We have lng system. Among a renewed focus on 18 attributes were our educational sys- the five essential ele- tem, an economy that ments of 1) flexible, will benefit from that anytime/everywhere focus, and an indomi- learning, 2) a redefi- table American spirit nition of the teacher that has been with us role, 3) project-based/ since our forefathers authentic learning first crafted this great opportunities, 4) a nation, student-driven learn- An enduring ques-ing path, and 5) mas- tion that has been tery-based progres- asked about the sion and pace (http:// American educational system is, "We are schools-districts-and- one of the wealthi- states-transform-seat- est countries in the based-requirements- world. Why aren't competency-based- our children getting pathways-co ). With should be pessimistic these new initiatives, about our educational students will be pre- future. However, pared for the 21 st cen- new initiatives at the tury work force, and federal, state, and that makes me feel local levels are being confident about the built to ensure that future of our nation's our children truly are educational system. prepared for the 21 st That improvement century job market, in our educational sys- At the federal tem will parlay into an level, we hear much improvement of our about programs to economy, by provid- ensure competency- ing a skilled, prepared based progression in work force. According school vs. "seat-time" to Jay Fitzgerald of K measurement. We 1 VFW representative Dennis Phelps pre- sented a check to Sawyer Helgeson at the Veterans Day Program in Westbrook Monday morning. the Boston Globe, and that gives me "After decades of cause to feel excited decline, economists about our nation's and industry officials economy. say there has been a Our country has 'mini-renaissance' in been through tough the U.S. manufactur- times throughout its ing sector as com- young history. In panies use technol- only 237 years as a ogy to become more nation, we have been efficient, productive, through a Civil War, and competitive. Great Depression, That, in turn, has and the tragic attacks increased demand for of 9/11, all of which well-trained work- threatened to tear us ers comfortable with apart. From the San basic computer codes, Francisco earthquake mathematics, and to Hurricane Katrina, sophisticated machin- we chose to unite ery." This renaissance rather than divide. In in tum, has spurred a times of our great- renewed emphasis in est challenges, we schools on math and pull together as a science. Furthermore, nation, our diversity a demand for the prac- strengthening, rather tical skills learned in than weakening, our agriculture, industrial resolve to endure. arts, and consumer Even in difficult times science courses has our country always meant students will makes it through. We be better prepared are survivors. We with real world skills, are warriors. We are A better prepared Americans. And that work force can only is why I am optimis- lead to growth in the tic about our nation's American economy, future. J GIVE US A CALL 800-533-0510 or visit LOG HOME KITS AMERICAN LOG HOMES IS ASSISTING UQUIDATION OF LAND DEVELOPER'S ESTATE 3 Log Homes sailing for BALANCE OWED. 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