School days herald in good news

Published 12:15 am Monday, August 7, 2017

As students and teachers head back to the classroom in the upcoming days, let us remember some of the good news that happened last week :

  • Local neighborhoods celebrated the power of community with local law enforcement during National Night Out. Officers and deputies from Natchez, Adams County and Concordia Parish traveled across the Miss-Lou stopping by local neighborhoods to connect with local citizens. The area’s newest law enforcement leader Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong spent his first full day on the job hearing from residents about the issues they are most concerned about. Thanks to all who made this year’s event successful.
  • Natchez is rocking on the river thanks to one of the newest trends sweeping the Miss-Lou and the entire country. Cathedral sixth-grade teacher Jennifer Haile started the “Natchez Rocks” Facebook page after she saw a similar community start a similar campaign to help promote kindness in the community. The idea is simple: Residents hide decorated rocks in the community and post hints on Facebook for rock hunters to use to find the decorated treasure. Since the group began, more than 1,300 members have joined the group. Thanks to all who have contributed to this fun way of spreading joy in the Miss-Lou.
  • Trinity Episcopal Day School senior Seth Blattner is focused on his future. This summer, Blattner attended the Vanderbilt Summer Academy for gifted students and the Great Ideas program at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. The courses he studied and the taste of the college life will no doubt prepare Blattner for life after high school. Congratulations to him for being selected for these summer programs.

As school buses hit the road this week, let us remember to be careful as we drive and mindful that our local schools are educating tomorrow’s leaders.