The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


October 27, 2012

Schools deserve praise for preparing students for college


Thumbs up to Burlington, Pioneer, Ringwood and Woodward high schools for receiving ACT’s 2012 College Readiness Award.

They were among 66 state schools ACT Southwest Region recognized for making significant strides in increasing the college and career readiness of their graduates, as demonstrated by ACT score increases over the past five years.

The number of Oklahoma high school seniors taking the ACT test last year — 80 percent — was an all-time high.



Thumbs up to having fun for a good cause.

Forty organizations and businesses competed Friday in the 25th annual United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma Chili Cook-Off.

The event raised $15,445 for United Way.

Congratulations to the winners: Groendyke Transport, Top Dollar Chili; Oklahoma Natural Gas, Judge’s Choice; Garfield County Health Department, Best Booth; and KC Electric, Healthiest Chili.



Bill Waken deserves congratulations for a labor of love.

Waken spent a couple of years collecting photographs of as many St. Joseph Catholic School graduating classes as he could.

A 1949 graduate of the school, Waken has photos and names of all students from 1936 to 1968. He put them in a book and is missing photos from only 1934 and 1935.

Most of the books were sold for donations to the school. Only about 25 are unsold.



Thumbs down to the Donald.

For several days, Donald Trump said he would make an announcement concerning President Barack Obama that would change the presidential campaign.

Trump is big in the “birther” movement, which claims Obama is not a U.S. citizen, so many assumed it would be something along those lines.

Turns out, Trump’s big announcement was an offer to give $5 million to the charity of the president’s choice in return for Obama releasing all of his college and passport records.

Really, that’s all the big announcement was? Please don’t waste any more of our time.

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