A young man for all seasons
ELDRED, NYWhen Eldred senior Catlan Sardina looks up at the banner in his schools gymnasium, the one that commemorates last springs Division V and Section 9 track championships, he beams with pride. He was a key part of that milestone 8-0 season, which will long be remembered in the annals of Eldreds long and illustrious sports history.
Someday Ill come back here with my own kids, show them this banner and tell them about how their dad was a part of something special, Sardina mused.
A three-season runner who works relentlessly to give his team every ounce of his effort throughout cross-country, indoor and outdoor track, Sardina is not the schools fastest runner, but he is unquestionably vital to the teams success.
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Living and working in the land of plenty
When I was growing up, my parents believed that hard work would lead to prosperity. To a degree this was true as they worked their way out of the city and bought a home in the suburbs. However, even with my Dads three jobs and my Moms job, they struggled to pay the mortgage, buy food and keep the creditors quiet. They were what are now called the working poor.
There is something inherently wrong with that phrase. If you work, you should not be poor. No one ever said it was easy, but it could be easier for a lot of our fellow citizens.
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