The BND recently published an article commending mail carrier Don Fix for his alertness that helped rescue a Swansea couple. I also commend Mr. Fix. In fact, the men and women who deliver our mail in all kinds of weather and who often help us in a myriad of ways deserve special acknowledgment. I especially commend and thank my own postman, Donnie Tomplin, for his caring actions and watching out for me as he delivers my mail. He is a jewel in my crown of supporters.
BND readers also need to know that all is well at East St. Louis “The Dr. Katie School” (Katie Harper-Wright Elementary School). As the school’s namesake and an often guest there, I am thrilled at the marvelous programs presented by the well-trained, well-behaved students. Principal Maria White Burton, teachers, other staff and parents do a fantastic job with the more than 500 students. Their recent “I Have a Dream” presentation and fifth-grade bridging ceremony were delightful. It is my opinion that the programmatic success will transcend into enhanced academic (reading, math and science) skills.
Go, Wright Elementary.
Katie H. Wright
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