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-" : - . : - v::.. -7 ....... i PAGE 8 THE PRESS SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 i D Aggie Articles News and Notes from Park River Public School Citizenship in the classroom By Sarah Thompson It is that time of year :lin...back to school! Fall is al- i bUSy and exciting time. AI- &lt;,a I can do x itilout tile polit- ical ads on television and tile tele- marketer phone calls when my children are going to bed...this time of year is fhscinating when we have tile election. In 5th ade we begin the year with studying citi- zenship, which includes learning about political candidates, impor- tant issues, and voting Students haxe been reading articles from Junior Scholastic/Current Events magazine that we subscribe to and using the iPads to search tbrin- lbnnation oil the candidates and the issues lacing our countl),'. On election day students will cast their votes m our classroom. Four years ago when I was teach- ing this same group of students (in first grade) we did a mini-election, and if my memory serves nte right, I believe the majority had w)t- ed ['or President Obama. I am in- terested and excited to see after they have researched the candidates and their platfonns, who they will vote for this year. I encourage everyone to do their civic duty--research infor- mation about candidates, issties fac- ing our great country.,, and get out to vote! Edilor s" Note." f/7om/zs'o;1 is a ,/!ih grade teacher at Park River Schools. I encourage everyone to do their civic duty.., get out to ' vote!" UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA Park River, Grafton, Minto students earn Community of Learners Scholarship GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Jef- frey Johnson and Josephine Thompson of Park River, N.D., received the Colnmunity of Learn- ers Scholarship from the Univers,.ty of.orth Dakota for the 20 l 2-2013 addginic 5ear. John- soil. son xff Dr. Joel and Julie .J, ghnson, and Thompson, daughter .-,i,"Ron and Jennifer Thomps&L graduated from Park River and plan to attend UND in the fall. From Grafion. Alexis Rodriguez. Joseph Sand and Zach Suda of Graflon. N.D.. received the Comnmnilv of Learners Scholarship tbr" the 2012-2013 academic year. Rodriguez, daugh- ter of Jose and Sonva Rodriguez. Sand. son of William Sand and Iw. I i I I r I !' i Karen Sand, and Suda, son of Donald and Jalene Suda, all grad- uated from Grafion High School and plan to attend UND in the Pall. Nicholas Stanislowski of Minto, N.D., also received tile Community of Learners Scholar- ship for the 2012-2013 academic year Stanislowski, son of Eric and Mary Stanislowski, graduated fiom Minot High School and plans to attend UNI in tile Fall. The Community of Learners Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have shown exemplary achievement m both high scool"GPA and tesl scores. The scholarship is funded by tile University of North Dakota Foun- dation. Mid00,, c),-Minto plays on in tough homecoming match up with Larimore Photos: Larry Biri Right: Midway-Minto's Nick Schmit fights for extra yardage against Larimore. The Mustangs fell to a good Larimore team 40- 20 in their homecoming game Friday night. Left: Friday nights 25-30 mph winds plus a temperature in the low 40's definitely added a feeling of fall to Midway-Minto's homecoming game with Larimore. But the Midway band played on, John Stanislowski is proof of that. k. J ND on board with national 'It Can Wait' movement BISMARCK, N.D. In cele- bration of the national "No Text on Board Pledge Day," today Bismar- ck hosted a local event and joined throes with wireless provider AT&T to tackle a dangerous practice that puts millions of Ainericans at risk: texting while driving. At the event commemorating No Text on Board Pledge Day, AT&T joined with students at Cen- tury High School in raging them to make a' lifelong commitment to never text and drive again. Culmi-- nating three days of activities to pro- mote distraction-free driving prac- tices, Century High school stu- dents heard from invited speakers and used pedal carts to negotiate an obstacle course while texting to learn that texting and &iving do not mix. North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, the North Dakota Safe- ty Council, the state Highway Pa- trol and AT&T have joined forces to edticate the public particularly teens on the lisks oftexting behind the wheel. AT&T has deployed its national "'It Can Wait" public aware- ness canpaign in North Dakota. It .has one simp|e, gu)werthl nmss,ge; No text is worth dying for. Governor Dalrymple issued a proclanmtion declaring Sept. 19 "'No Texting While Driving Day." AT&T plans to spend tens of mil- lions of dollars on the campa!gn in 2012 and has made it an ongoing commitment in thture years. Lo- cally, AT&T's efforts have includ- ed a $5,000 grant to the North Dakota Safety Council to educate teens about the choices they're making when they text and drive. With those resources, the Safety Council plans to take that message and incorporate it into their driver's education programs across the state. "A text can wa. This ge: can't," said Cheryl Riley, AT&T Di- rector of External Affairs for North Dakota. "In the United States, someone is killed or injured once every five minutes on average in a crash that happens while a driver is texting and driving." It Can Wait is a national move- ment tapping into the power of so- cial media and personal networks to make texting and driving as unac- ceptable as &inking and driving. It urges drivers to visit www.ltCan- Wait.corn, where they can pledge not to text and chive, mad share their pledge with others via Twitter (#1t- CanWait) and Facebook. It also of- fers ahost of educational resources and information on the isstle - in- cluding a documentary featuring families impacted by texting and driving accidents. L ., r I + o* - ,?+_,.;e:;: ;o - . -. , ++ .>+ +. _- 4 < -.-a  ,<: l + 2 : =+* : .,. -+ + ,.+ +:-;+ . .... :  A recent su'rvey found: "  ,C,. , S.';+  a:'+ " :5:. J' ' of respondents % change the channel as soon as a political advertisement comes on. of viewers will % change the channel or mute the TV during negative political ads. % said they're"turned off" by negative political ads. Nobody has ever stopped reading a newspaper because they found a political ad too loud, too irritating or too repetitious. What do these candidates have in common? They all say they love and support North Dakota. @ tteitka .rap, B,00rg raise $6.2 million in campaign period ending June 30, million. Both IteitkamP and Ber$ BY KRtSTEN M, DAUM Heitkamp brought zn income FORUM COMMUNICATIONS North $977,000 while spending are getting their nearly $1.1 million, mak- from a mix of sources: FARGO . Senate can- quarter her Dakota's U.S diidat.as have raised nearly lng the second Yet they spend mimonson TV in North Dakota's and hometown community newspapers. Did you read this ad? WE REST OUR CASE. r I