|Gering Junior High School|
|Dear Mr. Carpenter:|
| Thank you for bringing your message to our school this morning. Your message was very appropriate for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. All 460 students were attentive and interested in what you had to say. Your mixture of humor with your serious discussion of sensitive but timely issues that youth face today was well orchestrated.|
From your beginning premise that all of us need the attention and care of others and that each of us has a responsibility to ourselves and to others, your message was right on target. Each student will internalize your message based on their own lives. However, the message of hope had to be a comfort to each student. That gift that we are all given is foundational to realizing that self-discipline and trusting in yourself, no matter what failures one has experienced, will help each of us build self-confidence that will lead to productive and complete lives.
Thank you, again, for bringing this message to our students.