Letter to the Editor

Congratulations, Alma Schrader

How very proud Fran and I were Tuesday as we attended Alma Schrader's Good Citizens' Assembly. We witnessed more than 40 excited, enthusiastic students being recognized for their "good citizen" efforts. Ruth Ann Orr, Julia Unnerstall and the entire staff at Alma Schrader are to be recognized for their visible and measurable efforts in educating our young children. The school's mission statement reads, "Educate every student to be a successful, responsible citizen." To this end, young lives are constantly shaped, trained and influenced by positive leadership, where everything is a teaching opportunity. This school is a positive influence preparing young lives to become the leaders of our city, state and nation. Alma Schrader, we are proud of you. We are proud for you.

DOUG AUSTIN, Cape Girardeau