From Our Files: January 2014

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Public education provides foundation for successes

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When I was in high school, I had a teacher who encouraged me to join the school newspaper. That set my life on a course I would have never picked for myself without her nudge. I was fortunate not only to have a teacher who pushed me outside of my comfort zone and into a field of study that fit a skill set only she could see, but I was lucky to attend a school where elective classes like journalism were offered and encouraged.