Letter from Daniel L. Rich
Dear Centralia Voters,
Please vote yes to support the school levy.
I received more than just the normal curriculum from our Centralia School District. Now, I wasn’t a model student growing up (well maybe a model, but in a different way than I should have been). But there were four important times that moved me forward and here is what I remember (I’m not going to mention names):
- My fifth-grade teacher told me that he was proud of me for something I did. Dale Hess impacted my life that day.
- When I was in tenth grade, my sixth grade teacher said that he thought when I left his class I might become a mass murderer (remember the model thing?) but he (his name rhymes with Dale Branch) told me he was proud of who I was becoming.
- In my 11th grade business class, my teacher Mr. Drake simply said out of the blue, “you’re doing great”.
- My last example changed my life for good. It was when I didn’t get the manifest destiny lesson and at the end of class I asked Mrs. Newton to explain what it was and how it relates to life…she helped me realize what the lesson had to teach me!
Today, I hope that you will join me and vote YES for Centralia schools and help manifest the destiny of our students. There is no better way to change a family’s life than to give them the best education. That’s why with your support, we can better our community.
Daniel L. Rich
President, Centralia Community Foundation