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Nancy Coolidge | Winning the battle

Two really nice things happened in my junior English class last week. We were finishing up “The Great Gatsby.” The kids were pretty excited about it — they’d done some work in their history class about the era; many of the students, mostly girls, had seen the latest movie, the book was short; the prose not too challenging. Most of the students actually read the book and didn’t rely on Spark Notes or other internet sources for their information. So the class discussion was lively and good.
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Wendell George | Relinquish the ego, find balance

Do we get smarter as we grow older? Native Americans believe so because they have deep respect for their elders. As my Dad, Moses, became one he said the Salish word for it is “Sqool-Chel” which strictly means “Soul” but better understood as a process of “Going into goodness.” That means the best of anything. Dad believed it is our purpose in life and we naturally gravitate to it.
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Jim Richardson | WVC student selected for national internship

Wenatchee Valley College student Alberto Aramburo has been selected as an intern by the High School Equivalency Program/College Assistance Migrant Program Association (HEP/CAMP). Nationally, Alberto is one of five college and university students selected for the internship and the only community college student selected. Alberto may be assigned to the Office of Migrant Education, Congressman Ruben Hinojosa’s office, the Office of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, or Congressman Xavier Becerra’s office for an eight-week period this summer.
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Kelli Scott | Pinterest in the spring

In “Anna Karenina,” Leo Tolstoy writes: “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” The great 19th century Russian novelist clearly had Pinterest in mind. In fact, didn’t I see that quote embroidered on a pillow and pinned to a board somewhere?
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Linda Holmes-Cook | Dahlias: Stress relief on a stem

I don’t remember the first time I realized what good medicine it was to walk through my dahlia garden. Oh sure, I knew how good exercise was for me, and gardening certainly provides that. We also know that there is a direct correlation between stress and overall wellness, and that being active is better than being sedentary. But therapy? Seriously?
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How far are we willing to go to achieve greatness?

"How far are you willing to go?" asked Dr. Gene Sharratt at the conclusion of the inaugural TEDx Wenatchee Valley event on Thursday afternoon. The them of the event was "Connecting the Dots," in reference to the habit of organizations and individuals to operate in silos rather than collaborate and cooperate.