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June 13, 1991

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Thursday, June 13, 1991--The Glenville ....... ........ .................. | i! Democrat/Pathfinder---Page 5 News U.S. essays z by eighth of why I love how :leas? upon the came 3W, IS narrowing my to only three rea- me with a to cherish. I life, and the coun- believe in the this country freedom of nonym of speech choose your ~s have ~r opinions r views of the estyle is be- want and to desire, not a baker just short of bak- ,marry Whenever you that is vcrv U.S. citizen Self with my the limita- Upon m vsel f. "al, mcludin-_ of the United like eagles American )m flag is flown Symbolize a Monuments great states- events. The us all rcp- to rise up and The United States is made upof many different states joining to- gether to act as one. Each state is unique in its beauty and history. The U.S. is a place of wonder and beauty and loving it cannot be avoided. Ruth Balcourt America The Beautiful To me America is possibly one of the most beautiful nations in the world. From shore to shore, America has so many physical contrasts. The Statue of Liberty, this lovely majestic.lady holding her eternal flame, welcomes new immigrants each day. Washing- ton D.C. is the nation's illustrious capitol. History and modern tech- nology come together to form this "monumental" city. Native Ameri- can Indians, their rustic faces alive with pride shared with their ances- tors. The California coast, miles of golden sand christened by the sun and bordered by the cryqal bluc Pacific Ocean. "l hese are just a few of the many exquisite sites to be seen in America. It takes more than a war to stir the patriotism of Americans. Each day before we start class, my fel- low student and I stand to pay homage to one of America's most sacred symbols, the United States Flag. It is hard for me to actually put into words how I feel as I repeat those familiar lines. At sporting events young and old alike stand proudly as the National An- them is played. Those who don't, have never listened to the words. When America needs our help, wc should all stand and protect her as she has always protected us. Each day thousands of immi- grants come to America, whether it's just to see our beautiful sights or to escape a harsh dictator or a poverty stricken country. America will alwavs accept them with open arms and'give them freedom and independence. These arc the rea- sons why I love America. Amanda Conley Students debate Board's graduation policy The State Board Policy #2444.01 on attendance in high schools states that "all students will be scheduled for the full in- structional day for all four years." It goes on to say that "exceptions may be made by county boards of education to accommodate place- ment into college courses, ad- vanced vocational programs or for other compelling circumstances". Webster's Intermediate Dictionary def'mes compelling "to drive or urge by physical force, pressure, threat or necessity". Does any one person have the right to go above this attendance rule? The students at GCHS have been very concerned with this question lately. Some believe that if a student has the courage and confidence to rebel against this rule then that person deserves what he/she is striving for. Others be- lieve that rules are set up tor the entire student body and no one person is an exception. History does show us that a courageous and/or confident person or group of people are not always right. In the 19th century the South rebelled against the North for the right to own slaves. Today, however, all men/women are considered equal and slaveu, is immoral and out- dated. One boy argued, "If one desires to advance their education more rapidly than fellow classmates, then the opportunity should be available." Again, is it fair for this opportunit? to be available to one student only? Leslie Fisher, a re- cent senior at GCHS, wished to graduate in three years. She spoke to the guidance counselor and was told that it is impossible for her to do so because the rules clearly state that a student must attend school for four years. Others also wished to do this and received the same response lfa person were to graduate early now, would that be fair to students that tried in the past? O Another boy believes that "It is no one's business to decide some- one else's fate, unless that person is not capable of doing it them self." If that fate is received through going above the rules, is it still no one's business? Many students feel it is very much their business be- cause it is a concern of all stu- dents. They believe that while it is acceptable to disagree with a rule, it is wrong to believe you are an exception to it simply because you dislike it. One boy commented, "If they're smart enough to do it, more power to them." And who is them? Does this mean one person or a general group? Who decides if a person deserves to graduate early because of his/her grades? With Policy #2444.01 is "compelling circum- stances" the good grades a student makes? Good grades could not be described as being a "physical force, pressure, threat, or neces- sity" to complete school in three years. Therefore, good grades could not be "compelling circum- st3nces." Summer schools arc available to students in West Virginia. A majority of the time they are used to help students with classes they have failed or had difficulty in. It is very commendable for a student to take the time, energy and money to attend classes simply in the search of knowledge during the summer. If a person were to at- tempt graduating in three years, he/she would have to attend a sum- mer school. However, it is close to impossible for a student to learn in three months what other students learn in nine. By doing this, he/she is less prepared for college or any other planned training after high school. The controversy goes on and, so far, the policy has been main- tained. Students wait for the up- coming school year to see if a challenged rule can be changed for one persevering person. Ev- eryone has an opinion, and lately fiery debates are commonplace in the classrooms. Angela D. Mick Junior The Samara Conservation Program encourages students' and teachers' involvement in environmental education. Willard Wright, teacher at Gilmer County High School, administered the Samara test to all seventh graders as part of their science curriculum. Shown above, left to right, are Wright, Jason Murphy (second place winner), Mark Echard (first place winner), and Christina Coombs and Pat Covill (third place winners). Congratulations to all participating students from the West Fork Soil Conservation District. 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