Thanks for coverage


God has two dwellings, one in Heaven and the other in a thankful heart. Thank you, Atchison Globe, for the coverage (see Wednesday, April 30, edition) of the Cornerstone SDA Church Walk-a-thon (event on April 28)! God bless.



AMS eighth-grader learned a lot


Thanks so much for allowing me to job shadow (at the newspaper) on (April 26). I enjoyed learning about the different journalism career routes, such as specializing on writing about specific subjects, like politics or science.

I had a great time talking about our different points of view on the education system. I enjoy being able to have conversations like that, where my opinions are taken seriously, and I actually felt like I was being listened to. Also, learning about what “deadline” means was hilarious and is something I definitely won’t be forgetting any time soon.

I hope that one day, I will be a professional journalist, and maybe even become a best-selling author, as I dream to be. This experience is something that has taught me many important things, and was enjoyable as well. Thanks again for spending the day with me last Friday.



‘We were better prepared’


In 1943, I started elementary school in Charles City, Iowa, which taught kindergarten through sixth grade. We were graded as follows:

E, meaning “excellent,” for doing well on 95 to 100 percent of our work;

S, meaning “superior,” for doing well on 90 to 95 percent of it;

M, meaning “medium,” for doing well on 80 to 90 percent of it;

I, meaning “inferior,” for doing well on only 70 to 80 percent of it;

and U, “unsatisfactory,” for failing below the 70th percentile.

Today’s grading system of F on the low end and A on the high end is more generous. If the grading standards of today were the same as back in the 1950’s, I would have had an “A” average while taking all advanced math subjects, plus biology, chemistry and physics, in addition to required courses.

As it was, I scored an “M” or above in all of my classes, so I didn’t have to go to school for the semester tests. To tell the truth, I enjoyed both athletic competition, and the challenge of scholastic academics offered back when I was being educated.

Today, it’s much easier for students to graduate from high school than it was 60 years ago. We were better prepared for the future.



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