There’s a girl here in Grosse Pointe who’s a Presidential Scholar. That’s a pretty big honor; there are only 141 in the whole country. You get to meet the president and bestow an honor of your own, upon a teacher of your choosing. Of course this is a story in the local weekly. Here’s the headline:
Scholar remembers influencial teacher
Moral of the story, which I’m sure this girl will take to Harvard in the fall: Presidential scholars don’t choose journalism.
mary said on June 22, 2006 at 4:11 pm
One of my son’s teachers, in his hot stuff charter school, wrote on his year end report, “in our classroom, we have covered many of the music compatancies.”
brian stouder said on June 22, 2006 at 4:50 pm
Doesn’t that drive you crazy? I’m not terribly picky – and typos will happen – but sheesh!
One of our children’s teachers sent home a weekly, alliteratively named class Newsletter – with the teacher’s surname (which began with a ‘V’) followed by the word ‘Voyeur'(!!)
MarkH said on June 22, 2006 at 7:43 pm
Well, Brian, at least it was spelled right…
I blame an over-reliance on spell-check (yes, guilty party here, too) on the part of writers and reporters, but what excuse does a copy editor have? Spell-check is not foolproof, misses many kinds of usage errors, like left-out words and so forth. As a (fairly) voracious reader of both print and web articles, I see these errors with increasing frequency, especially from people who know better. I’ve learned the hard way that nothing takes the place of a good manual proof-read.
Some years back, our local school district bounced a controversial administrator. They went looking for a replacement with an ad in the local weekly that said they were seeking a new school “principle”.
Joe Kobiela said on June 22, 2006 at 9:49 pm
Did you have any damage from the storms in the Detroit area Wednesday afternoon? I flew in to Pontiac from the west around 7:00 pm and if you think it looked bad on the ground you should have seen it from the air!!! Onboard radar helps alot. We dropped our passengers off and turned right around and headed back out toward Jackson then found a hole and weaved our way around the storms and got back to Auburn around 7:45. It was snowing at 14,000ft pretty strange for late June.
nancy said on June 22, 2006 at 9:52 pm
We had darkness at noon and rain by the bucket, but nothing scary — at least not where we were. It looked pretty bad on the radar, but I guess we missed the worst of it. (knock wood.)
MichaelG said on June 23, 2006 at 9:10 am
It was 100 here in the real Auburn yesterday and progged to be 103 today. No clouds, no breeze. The dogs are inactive. The chickens keep scratching, though.
Danny said on June 23, 2006 at 10:06 am
Nice in San Diego (as usual). We saw Heart last night and let me tell you, those girls just kick soooo much ass. The also sprinkled in The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” and Zep’s “Black Dog” and “Misty Mountain Hop.” But man, are we tired today.