November 18, 2009 Those who may be discouraged with Generation Y, don't be.
Chivalry, good manners, respect for self and others and genuine caring is alive and well in the halls of Imlay City High School.
In an outstanding display of commitment, gratitude and humility, history and history club students rolled out the red carpet for area veterans and their guests.
No detail was overlooked. Students were stationed at the door to greet visitors for the event, and provided individual escorts to the media center where it was held.
Other students poured coffee and punch and delivered it to their guests.
The media center was transformed into a sea of red, white and blue. Special displays commemorating area veterans were set up and it was evident that a lot of thought and planning went into the event.
Students ran the program and shared their thoughts on the importance of those who've served. Everyone—from the choir members to the students in the audience—was pleasant and respectful. It was an amazing and uplifting experience created by the students to honor those of other generations.
This is a reflection of the dedication and commitment of good role models—teachers and staff, parents and relatives—that does the school district proud.
Take heart, those who are weary about today's young people. There is hope for Generation Y—and those who will follow.