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ELC Middle School students should be proud of their efforts

April 12, 2012
Estherville Daily News

No, Estherville Lincoln Central Middle School Principal Deb Lenertz won't get to taste a whipped cream pie today.

Weather permitting, though, she might find herself on the middle-school roof.

It's all part of the deal of being a principal when your students do a great job selling magazines to help pay for school supplies and projects - this time, to the tune of over $30,000.

The young entrepreneurs have been hitting it hard, and the top sales people will be treated to a meal at Godfather's Pizza, complete with limo ride this noon. Things really get rolling at 2:30 with an assembly in the middle-school gym where kids will be honored as they celebrate their accomplishments.

This is a wonderful program for kids in a lot of ways. When they have to go out and earn something, they'll value it a lot more. And, yes, they deserve it.

They also learn a lot of valuable lessons about salesmanship and marketing. Let's face it, if you can sell magazines, you can sell just about anything.

It also shows taxpayers that kids are willing to go out and earn things for their classroom. And we can all appreciate that.

And Brian Sexe and the other teachers should be commended for helping guide students through what for many may be their first venture into entrepreneurship. They've taught them some valuable lessons about themselves - especially that hard work has its rewards.



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