Slow and steady, wins the race

Joseph Messer, Online Manager

        West Hardin students may be a little slow, but slow and steady wins the race. Just take the story of ‘The Tortoise and The Hare’ written by Aesop, for instance. In this fable, Aesop depicts a show of calculated maneuvers and speedy assumptions. The tortoise, for example, is slow and calculated whereas the hare assumed just because he is faster than the tortoise that he has this race ‘under his belt’. This case is similar to that of the students here at West Hardin.

        We have quite a few exceptional students here. A few of those students are Thomas Peek, Madison Hunt, Alycia Patten, and Kimberlann Gilley. They may or may not have been in the ‘Gifted and Talented Program’ in elementary school, but they are still considered excellent in the eyes of the other students.

       “I think hard work is what makes them so advanced, it may just be that everyone else is just a little lazy when it comes to educational matters,” Charley Nugent, Freshman.

        Then again, you have to take into account the school’s environment and how the schools structured their learning system. A lot of schools’ structure of their educational environment is based upon the hierarchy of the students. Class rankings and G.P.A., are often what is used to determine who is higher in the system. Valedictorian and salutatorian are the highest-ranking students. Most kids feel ‘lazy’ when they are compared to the ‘royals’, as I like to call them.

      “I’d say that anyone can be valedictorian and salutatorian, with enough work and focus,” Freshman, Quinton Whitestar said.

       What most students’ problem here at West Hardin, is that they’re a little ‘lazy’. And it shows in their grades. Or the fact that they are more worried about being the best, that they forget that there are other students. And last but definitely not the least, they could be too shy or timid to stand up and get in the light and shine for who they truly are.