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I Love Seeing the Success of My GrandkidsPosted Date: 06/14/2018
By: Brian Settles
Getting a good education was emphasized to me throughout my childhood. I continued the tradition with my kids. And I now do the same with my grandchildren.
The importance of education is a message that should be conveyed often to our young people. I don’t pass on an opportunity to discuss education with my grandsons.
My oldest grandson is 10 years old. When he first began school I told him that education will take him places beyond his biggest dreams. But he must work hard and stay focused. When he was in second-grade, he got an Honor Roll certificate for making all A’s and B’s. That achievement and being able to hold the certificate in our hands was so gratifying to both my grandson and me. Seeing him smiling and excited about school and learning, meant the world to me.
My youngest grandson, eight years old, is also responding well to the message of education.
This fall when he begins the third grade at Wynne Intermediate School, he’ll be on a 6th grade reading level according to Arkansas Department of Education standards. It’s hard to explain the joy I have when he reads to me. He loves to sit down, get a book, and show Grandpa his advanced reading skills.
Seeing my grandsons do well lets me know that placing an emphasis on education is working. When they see us as adults praising them for their good grades, it makes them more enthusiastic about their education.