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Every once in a blue moon, you have an opportunity to attend an event that is really worthwhile. The Masters in Teaching sponsored by the Featherbone Communiversity was just such a program.

I know how proud the leaders of the city and county schools and universities in Hall County must have been sitting and listening to their instructors being recognized for not just being gifted but dedicated to bringing out the best in their students.

I wish the entire community could have been present just to hear teachers talk about what they do each day to get ready for work. If you heard these talented men and women speak, you would realize how much of what goes on in their classrooms are just the tip of the iceberg. I sure wish I had their energy.

If either you or your children have been blessed to have spent time in the classroom with one of this years or last year's honorees, let them know how much you appreciate their work in the classroom. If you do not know an honoree but feel your teacher is special, let them know.

In a world where we hear so much criticism of the classroom those doing good work need your recognition. A little praise goes a long way.

Adrian Mixson