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Roasts & Toasts

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Toast Virginia Tech for putting on a graduation ceremony that, by all accounts, struck the right balance between celebration and mourning. It was an emotional weekend for the entire Hokie family, which still is coming to grips with the tragic shooting last month that claimed 33 lives. It was a class move by the college to award posthumous degrees to those killed in the April 16 attack our hearts go out to all those who are suffering.

Roast the physical state of the Monroeville schools. A bond issue that would have raised money for renovations and the expansion of several school buildings was again rejected soundly last week. Whatever the reasons Monroeville voters have sent the levy down to defeat now five times in as many years it is the students who suffer the most, missing out on better technology and proper space to learn.

Toast local teacher of the year Jan Marie Sigg. The Maplehurst Elementary teacher was honored for her caring nature, not only as a fantastic teacher but also a nurturer. If every teacher emulated Sigg, we would all be better off. Congratulations to a deserving recipient of the award.

Roast the two Toledo moms who spent Mother's Day in the pokey. The moms whose identities have not been released yet both out for a Mother's Day meal at a restaurant began arguing about a screaming child and eventually started to physically fight. Police were eventually forced to close the restaurant to restore order. What a shining example to set for your children on a day devoted to everything that's great about mothers.

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