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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Trenton Sun Page 3B - Local Nursing Pinning Ceremony KASKASKIA COLLEGE ANNOUNCES THAT its Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony was recently held in the KC Auditorium. First row, from left, Christin Wall (Centralia), Angelica Wehrle (Vandalia), Kendra Perkins (Carlyle); second row, Jacob Gajewski (Centralia), Linda Knox (New Baden), Brianna Maher (Vandalia), Amy Montgomery (Hoyleton), Jamie Smith (Salem); third row, Tonya Koonce (Greenville), Sarah Holtgrave (Beckemeyer), Mary Lanee (Brownstown), Angle Johnson (Kinmundy), Kristi Donoho (luka), Beth Branon (Centralia); fourth row, Lisa Carter (Ma- rissa), Jessica Tompkins (Vandalia), Brandi Harkins (Vandalia), Kacie Mathewson (Greenville), Brooke Fuller (Salem); fifth row, Danielle Timmermann (Highland), Jessica Hays (Radom), Me- lissa Richards (Vandalia), Becky Lutz (Alma), Kim Tate (Vandalia); sixth row, Angela Knapp (Dix), Jamie Alton (Centralia), Roland Karcher (Waltonville), Jeff Schwahn (Aviston), Becky Maschhoff (Irvington) and James Crabtree (Nashville). SchoolReach partners up with All Saints Academy GroupCast Messaging friendly voice of a familiar tions."Schools struggle with systems, a leader in the school personality, parents day-ofornight-beforenotic- emerging automated call know right away that the es to parents; SchoolReach notification industry, has message is important, serves this need perfectly partnered with All SaintsOnce the message is re- and requires no hardware, Academy to implement corded, it only takes a few software or phone lines for GroupCast's SchoolReach minutes to distribute to use. We are very pleased system. The SchoolReach parents. The system then that All Saints Academy system, already in use ingenerates a report that recognizes the need for such many school districts na-tells officials which par- a communication tool and tionwide, was designed toents answered, when an has selected GroupCast as provide a recorded mes- answering machine picked its partner." sage from a school official up and whether those who This system allows offi- to parents for emergency answered listened to the cials to send out messages purposes or for a generalwhole message, to the entire student body announcement. "SchoolReach allows a or a select group affected SchoolReach allows a schooladministratortomoreby the announcement, such school official, such as the effectively and efficiently as a class or sports team. It principal, to record a brief contact parents with impor- also allows officials to call message, which will be sent tant announcements," saidparents at work, home, or to a list of parents simul- Paul Langhorst, GroupCasteven on their cell phones if ~taneousty. Greeted~by the Vice President ,of~Opera- they prefer. ~.:.~ ::.:= ..... 1 FiVe MINUTE:S LEFT... 1 I'm officially ready for If you haven't no- the holidays. In fact, the .................. : ticed, this year I've been only way anyone could .................. doing a lot more pro- consider me unready is if crastinating then actual they found out I still need .... participating in class. It's to shop for three more just so nice to be swept up Christmas presents and in the holiday season, and study for exams, not the holiday stress. I This makes me think mean, of course all the about how little I'm study- testing on Wednesday and ing for exams right now. I Thursday is going to be a know I want to do re- slight bummer, but that's ally good on them, but it's not going to stop me from hard to focus when I know wearing my sweet new in most classes whatever I Santa socks! score on exams will hardly change my grade This is probably one of the worst attitude , anyway, anyone could~ have; especially since my jtP .... Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining nior year in high school is pretty importarrV~ that exams don't have a huge affect on how No matter what way I look at it, though, I my grade turns out, but it makes me wonder can't see what everyone's freaking out about. why they're such a big deal. After all, it's In the end, my grades aren't going to magi-. just a test with a lot of questions, cally become D's... hopefully. Exams are definitely not enough to get m Sure, I'll be broke for a week or two from off of my holiday high. When exams start buying Christmas gifts, but isn't that the stressing me out, I just have to look at the spirit of giving? Yes, there's a ton to get done Christmas trees in everyone's front windows before Christmas actually rolls around. I or drive down the street to see the decorated really should put the stockings up and clean houses. It's a reminder of how nice this sea- up the house some. Time keeps moving son is to me. The snow day on Monday was forward, though, so I'm going to roll with the just an extra plus to add to the 'distractions punches and give my presents with a smile category.' as bright as the little lights on the tree. m 1 d I :t 1 1 Column by Lisa Burhanna. Cartoon by Caitlyn Jacober. Lisa and Caitlyn are both juniors at Wesclin High School, call the Pro Shop today (618) 594-4585 1 ] 1 '1 :1 1 t ] 4