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Ready to cheer for all our students?

School spirit should extend well beyond the athletic fields; cheers of “go team” resonate just as well in the classroom.
Jessamine schools are in their second full week back, even though some athletic teams have been competing for a couple of weeks.
A reader recently reminded me that we should not forget about academic achievements.
And she is absolutely right.
Many of us love sports. Certainly, the staff at The Jessamine Journal feels it is important to recognize our student athletes. This is evidenced in this year’s Kickoff special publication that was inside last week’s newspaper to showcase all the fall high school sports teams in Jessamine County.
But the reader’s point was relevant.
As a society we celebrate our athletes and celebrities, while often marginalizing academic accomplishments and our educators. We cannot change the world, but we can certainly do our part to level the playing field — pun intended — right here in central Kentucky.
As citizens we can all play a role by learning more about the great things going on in our schools and congratulating students for a job well done. It starts with asking questions and being engaged.
As a newspaper we certainly want to do our part. If you have a child or grandchild that does something extraordinary, let us know about it. If you are a teacher who has a class that is going above and beyond, help us sing their praises.
I honestly believe it is possible to celebrate all our students.
So, let’s show our school spirit under the Friday night lights next week and on the other fields of competition, but let’s also do a better job of cheering on our classroom stars, too.

Michael Caldwell is publisher of The Jessamine Journal and Jessamine Life magazine. He can be reached at (859) 469-6452 or by email at mike.caldwell@jessaminejournal.com.

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