Terrific News Tuesday

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. – Elizabeth Kenny

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Graduation Matters
  • Older Students
  • Heather Wilson
  • Barron Trump
  • Play Barbie

Graduation Matters:

It was good to read that United Way and Great Falls Public Schools District say they will continue the Graduation Matters initiative in our community regardless of whether Office of Public Education removes funding. (KRTV)

This program works and should be continued.

Older Students:

There’s a bill in the Montana Legislature (House Bill 178) that would allow school districts to include students who are 19 in the Average Number Belonging calculations, allowing districts to get state funds to educate these students. (GF Tribune)

This is a good bill that should be supported by the legislature.

Heather Wilson:

As a former member of the Air Force, I was happy to read that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson, a former New Mexico representative and a graduate of the Air Force Academy, to be the next Air Force secretary. (AF Times)

The AF Times also reported that if confirmed, Wilson would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to ever serve as secretary. She graduated in 1982, as part of the third class to admit women in academy history. She also was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England, where she studied international relations and earned masters and doctoral degrees.

Barron Trump:

It’s good to see that Saturday Night Live suspended one of their writers for posting a tweet that was negative about President Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron. (BBC News)

Maybe you disagree with Trump on the issues, but his 10-year-old son should be off-limits.

Play Barbie:

There’s a new ad campaign from Mattel that focuses on dads and daughters spending time together while playing with Barbie dolls.

You can watch the ads on the Barbie YouTube channel HERE.


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