Back to school

By: Rusty Potter

It’s time for our kids to load up their back-packs and head back to school. It can be a tough transition going from the freedom of summer to the structure of a full-time student. We all know going to school every day is worth it. A good education will give our children a foundation for the rest of their lives. Marian Wright Edelman said, “ Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and the world better than you found it.”

The choices we make today will determine not only where we will end up tomorrow, but where we’ll be years down the road. Everyday is a new opportunity for you to make an investment in your mind. The only limitations you have when you wake up in the morning is you. You are the creator of your own reality. To be successful, you must believe in yourself even when no one else will. There is no one else like you. You were born with the potential and the ability to succeed this school year.

Get up early every morning willing to give 100% at school. Your education is also your passport out of poverty. Remember, a teacher ignites the fire that fuels a student’s thirst for education.