OUR VIEW: Week in review: the best, worstA look back at the week that was, and it was a good week for Mitchell schools.
By: Editorial board, The Daily Republic
CHEERS to Mitchell High School athletic trainer Clayton Gropper, who was honored recently as the Athletic Trainer of the Year by the South Dakota Athletic Trainers Association. Gropper is a Dakota Wesleyan alum who came to Mitchell by way of tiny Long Valley and Kadoka High School.
Speaking of Mitchell High, CHEERS to the MHS football team. Yes, we know the squad has had some tough luck this season. But we have admired the team’s pluck and spirit despite recent misfortunes on the field.
We remind readers that the team graduated 20 players off last year’s very successful team, and we also note that many of the kids thrust into starting roles are just that — kids, and young ones at that.
For instance, quarterback Matt Larson and several other starters are just sophomores. They deserve our support.
CHEERS to Mitchell Technical Institute for the $2.5 million grant it secured to help fund its Technical Education at a Distance program.
The TED program seeks to provide quality training in rural areas through online education and hands-on training.
CHEERS to the grand new building being constructed on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University.
The Glenda K. Corrigan Health Sciences Center suddenly juts from the campus grounds, beckoning to passersby with its bright blue “Dakota Wesleyan University” sign on its south side.
The building won’t be ready until next year, but when it opens, we already can tell it’s going to be spectacular.
HISSES to the sad situation unfolding in England, regarding the release of compromising photos of Prince William’s young bride, Kate.
The princess was sunbathing in a private area when a photographer with a super-long lens took photos of her.
The topless pictures were printed, causing a furor in England. This invasion of privacy is the worst kind of journalism, and although we are fervent believers in freedom of the press, this kind of stuff must someday stop.