- Business notebook: Cape salon picked as one of nation's top 200 (4/17/17)
- Man out on bond for alleged molestation of boys charged with abusing girl (4/18/17)
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- New policy for semissourian.com online commentary: No pseudonyms (4/17/17)58
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Going the distance: Several locals participate in Boston Marathon (4/18/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)2
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Deputy: Man kicked, broke uncle's ribs after yard-work dispute (4/19/17)
- Scott County: M Kay Supply in Benton fills unique needs in community (4/14/17)
Student has a good grip on his future
Radio news anchor.
Sunday school teacher.
School board candidate.
It appears that 18-year-old Sean Copeland has taken the struggles thrown into his life and turned them into meaningful opportunities.
His uplifting story was told on the front page of the Southeast Missourian several days ago, and the reaction has been nothing but positive.
Copeland's father died several years ago, and his mother died in 2002. Although he lives with relatives, Copeland pretty much takes care of himself and finds ways to make a contribution wherever and however he can.
Students who are acquainted with him say Copeland is a genuinely good guy. And his teachers and other adults who know him have only good things to say about him.
It is often out of adversity that great men and women rise to prominence in our society.
There are plenty of folks who support Copeland's ambitions in so many ways.
We bet there are plenty of folks who will be his supporters in the future, no matter what he chooses to make of his life.
Copeland for president? Maybe it's a little too early for that. But it's not far-fetched.