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Class of 2017

Believe it or not, the prairie is brimming with opportunity for youth in our rural area. Musicians, artists, athletes…the list goes on. We have some of the finest schools providing a solid education along with extra-curricular activities to round out the experience. Many of these students are also working part-time jobs, perform volunteer work, and participate in other programs such as 4-H along with their studies. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be a small part of your high school experience.

The world may seem to be a roller coaster of events, but these examples of the class of 2017 give me hope.

Best wishes for the future and peace out!

Never Give Up

Blended composite by Joyce Meyer

…because life isn’t always easy.

Is it spring yet?

Forget the glass slippers, this princess wears cleats.

Blended image by Joyce Meyer

State Bound…

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Congratulations to the Milbank Bulldogs volleyball team. Earning a trip to the SD state tournament is an accomplishment you’ll remember for a lifetime!

In the rear view mirror ~ 2014

Where does the time go?  A few of my favorite images from 2014:

All images by Joyce Meyer (O.K., the spider web is Randy’s, but other than that…)

One net, one volleyball

2014GDVB-3788pl…but so much more.

2014GDVB-4054Dig deep.  Practice makes better, but you will rarely be perfect.

2014GDVB-4020Help set others up to experience success.

2014GDVB-4065You play as a team, but sometimes you may be the one needed to keep the momentum going.

2014GDVB-0059popWhat it takes is all you’ve got.

2014GDVB-3792pl50Be there for each other.  Being positive moves us further in life.

2014GDVB-0061plWe all have our roles to play, focus on what you can control.

2014GDVB-3821Meet opposition and challenge straight on.

2014GDVB-4027Things may not always go your way.  Pick yourself up and move on.

2014GDVB-3897Listen.   Everyone has something to offer.

2014GDVB-3889Know that you have done something good in the world.

2014GDVB-3935Appreciate your fans. It is an opportunity to bring family and friends together.

Seniors… buckle up, it’s about to get nostalgic. Remember these walls that have soaked up your pain and exhaustion and know that you’ve learned to win and lose with dignity.  

Now, take a deep breath and  enjoy the ride with Wildcat pride in your hearts…

2014GDVB-0010… while the band plays on.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Night Lights… only memories

Witnessing the end of something or someone near and dear is always difficult and the demise of the Grant-Deuel High School football field is no different.  It’s the end of an era with no possibility of future high school football memories to be made…

It’s not that I’m such a die hard football fan, but I am a fan of community pride. Volunteers from the community and school would show up in droves to work the games in various capacities and, of course, pump up school spirit as cheerleaders and pep band members. Fans would start parking vehicles early in the morning or even the night before a home game just to get their favorite spot.  The community would hum with chatter the next day after an exciting game with their own strategy analysis.

High school football was a catalyst for teaching the importance of hard work, perseverance, tolerance and teamwork. You win together, you lose together, and the big one… life isn’t always fair.

So, here’s to the final farewell of Friday night lights and the Grant-Deuel Wildcat football field.

Blessed be the memory…

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