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Ms. Krick going to Washington

Kay Vasilakis

Rifle High School Junior Laura Krick will spend six days in early November at the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Last summer, then-RHS teacher Jennifer VanLandingham nominated Laura for the conference based upon her leadership abilities and scholastic merit.The theme of the conference is The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders of Today. Conference participants will interact with key elected officials, political appointees and newsmakers in an exploration of the three branches of government, the news media, and the international community.This enthusiastic young lady’s other interests include soccer, being a junior pal through YouthZone’s Pals program, participation in the New Hope Church and soup kitchen, Student Council, Teen Court, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and working at Glenwood Caverns.”Yes, I am very excited!,” said Laura when asked how she felt about her future trip to Washington, D.C. and the Leadership Conference. “I look forward to the experience. I have never been out of the state by myself and I have never been to Washington, D.C. I think I will learn a lot of useful information and I am going to make the best of it. I have never flown alone.”Laura and three roommates will be staying at a National 4H Center campus, 20 minutes from the nation’s capital.”After this trip I hope to learn how to be more of a leader not only in my school, but in my community,” she said. But currently, Laura does not have plans to be a congresswoman or the president.Laura’s mom, Leslie Krick, says Laura is a confident young lady and has made good choices so far in her life. Her family and the Re-2 School District are proud of her accomplishments.To ensure every child riding a school bus will know what to do in an emergency requiring bus evacuation, state regulations require emergency evacuation drills be performed at least twice per school year. Every school bus route must perform evacuation drills. There may be more of a need to practice emergency procedures with special needs passengers since they may not be able to exit quickly or without assistance. Practice also helps to take away anxiety over unfamiliar happenings that might be upsetting to children.The Re-2 Transportation Department will be conducting its first evacuation procedures on the afternoon routes of Oct. 7. This may delay the return time of students by a few minutes. If you have any questions regarding the evacuation please call the Transportation Department at 625-7630.-Following the Literacy Essay Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Roy Moore Elementary principal Mark MacHale said, “I was extremely happy. Our kids deserve recognition and Literacy Outreach does a fine job. We support their efforts.”Roy Moore Elementary fifth grader Eliel Ruiz not only earned the first place in the 4-5 grade category, but he was named the overall winner for all categories.


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