Thumbs up to Lebanon High School Career Technical Education graduation coach Joe Murphy for being named Wilson County Teacher of the Year last week at a banquet to honor him and the other 27 teachers of the year at Cumberland University. Thumbs up also to W.P. Bone III and Bob McDonald for organizing and sponsoring the event for the past 16 years.
Senior year is a transitory period. High school is ending, and everyone’s primary focus is on making a life for his or herself. It’s basically trial-mode for adulthood, with the privileges of being a child blending with the responsibilities of “real life.”
“Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
Thumbs up to Mt. Juliet High School teacher Edward Johnson after 37 years of service to Wilson County schools and 50 years in education. The Wilson County Board of Education honored Johnson with a plaque at its meeting Monday night.
Well, it appears that Mother Nature has decided, at least for a couple days, that it can finally be spring. I am very happy about this. It is a little weird to be wearing capris the first week of April, but I'm not going to complain.
Did you know that more than 3,000 people were killed and 421,000 people were injured nationwide in crashes involving distracted driving? Those numbers might seem far-fetched, but in fact those numbers reflect that damage distracted driving caused nationwide in 2012.