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No Plan B

A new year, a new challenge, a new topic.

The political climate that is among us is wrought with pain from the senseless mass school shootings that are occurring.

It is time to speak up and speak out.

But before we can truly affect change, we must spend time researching the issues. We must know where we have been, understand where we are, and be willing to provide a solution to where we can go.

Several students came out to share their thoughts, concerns, and ideas.

And then it happened....

She won 1st place in the Oratorical Contest.

She did not win because her topic or ideas were unique.

I venture to say she won because of her poise and confidence.

This was her third year competing and yet, there was something different.

You see, from the day she decided to participate, she claimed a 1st place victory. She did not waiver in her desire. She did not waiver in her request. She did not waiver in her goal.

She put a demand on her expectation and she ditched her alternative thinking.

She f…