- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
One of the joys of living in this community is seeing the good things that happen on a daily basis. The Good Samaritan Chronicles, a project launched two months ago by the Southeast Missourian, has been a forum for those in the community to share about many of these good deeds and the people who do them. But the concept of people helping people is not limited to adults.
Recently 37 students from Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School were recognized at the school's annual Principal's Dinner. The dinner, the fourth for the school, seeks to recognize students in areas ranging from academics and attendance to being a classroom leader, among other things.
Events like these are important to the students being recognized as well as their peers. While school can have its own challenges, these students set the bar high and should be commended. At the same time, by recognizing the efforts of some, other students may decide to strive to do better in the classroom, improve their attendance, or become leaders -- all things that will benefit them going forward.
Congratulations to these students, and hats off to the school for hosting a great event.