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January 30, 2009

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John

Kids like Jake show why all that "self esteem" junk (certificates of participation and such) they feed kids at school doesn't quite do the job. Recognition should come from being a good person and doing good things, not from "showing up."

I'm not only glad that your nephew got to go, but that there were so many strong young people to select from. Makes me think that maybe we can avoid the culture of helplessness we've seen in the last couple of decades.

susan l.rudnick

DEAR DANIELLE; CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR NEPHEW!OUR DAUGHTER MELANIE WAS ALSO NOMINATED AS A PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL SCHOLAR ! SHE IS ALSO PRE-MED ! SHE WAS VERY HUMBLED BY THIS NOMINATION.I HAD THE SAME REACTION WHEN I OPENED THE ENVELOPE ! I REMEMBER SHAKING AND CALLING MY HUSBAND @ WORK .I TOLD HIM.;"YOU BETTER SIT DOWN FOR THIS "!OUR COUNTRY SHOULD BE PROUD OF THESE FINE YOUNG ADULTS WHO HAVE REACHED FOR THE STARS AND CAUGHT SOME ON THEIR JOURNEY!

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