The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

March 9, 2013

For getting musical piece published, Jackson Anderson deserves a giant thumbs up

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up to Chisholm High School graduate and current Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Jackson Anderson.

Anderson, 18, recently had his musical piece “The Great Land Run” published by C.L. Barnhouse Publishing Co. That’s quite an achievement for someone so young.

The composition started out as a piano piece, but when he played it for someone, they told him it could be a band piece. He wrote the song on the piano, then added percussion and other band features, and the song took shape.

Congratulations on getting published.

Thumbs up to the organizers and supporters of the 79th annual Northwest District Junior Livestock Show.

The show ends Monday night with the popular premium sale.

A lot of hard work goes into putting on the event at Chisholm Trail Pavilion, and we commend everyone who is involved.

We also give a thumbs up to the businesses and individuals who pay the premiums at the sale.

It’s hard work caring for an animal, then showing it, and we’re glad there are so many people who step up to reward the kids for their work.

Thumbs up to Security National Bank and its popular Pays for A’s program.

The bank recently held a reception for the semester’s recipients.

The program is open to students in grades 3 through 12. Public and private school students are encouraged to participate.

Students take their report cards to any of Security National Bank’s three locations. Four cards are drawn, and those students receive $10 for each A and $5 for each B.

Thumbs up to Denny Price Family YMCA and the people of Enid.

YMCA topped its goal for its annual Back-A-Youth campaign, raising $128,000. Back-A-Youth provides scholarships for kids who cannot afford membership to the YMCA, and family scholarships so their parents, often single mothers, can come to the YMCA with them.

The goal was $125,000. Last year, 730 youths and 250 adults were helped.

Thank you Enid for supporting this worthy program.

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