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9/11


Dear Editor,
The media stated that children do not understand 911. I disagree.
This was written by my daughter after processing the media coverage of 911 during the 5-year anniversary.
She is now a 17-year-old senior at Cedar Springs High School and again witnessed history in the making as Bin Laden was eliminated. Freedom’s bells are still ringing!
Rhonda Bellamy, Cedar Springs

9/11

Everyone can hardly believe it’s been five years,
Through the pain, through suffering, through crying, through tears.
Hundreds of people on that day died,
While millions more stood watching and cried.
The pride of New York, buildings so tall,
Who would have guessed that they would fall.
The impact of the plane, the buildings starting to sway,
While the people inside could not get away.
Think of the terrorists who hijacked the plane,
Their only objective was to cause America pain.
Think of the civilians about on the street,
Who became witnesses to that terrible feat.
Think of the workers with nothing to fear,
How could they know the ending was so near?
Think of the strength of the rescue team,
Determined to get through no matter how large the beam.
Think of the lost ones, the mothers and daughters,
The sisters, the brothers, the husbands and fathers.
What could anyone do on that fateful day,
Except to drop to their knees and pray.
So if everyone will just keep the anthem singing,
We’ll show those terrorists that freedom bells are still ringing.

By Brittany Bellamy
9/11/2006

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National Merit Finalists


Brittany Bellamy

Congratulations to Cedar Springs High School seniors Brittany Bellamy and Charles Hyde for being named 2011 National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program.  In the fall, the Red Hawk Review highlighted these two individuals as Semifinalist qualifiers. Now, Brittany and Chuck have joined a select, national group of 15,000 finalists. In March, the National Merit Scholarship committee will begin mailing over 8,400 scholarship offers to the winners from the Finalist group. We embrace the anticipation, along with Brittany and Chuck, as we wait at least one of these scholarship offers to arrive in the mail. Everyone in the greater Cedar Springs community should celebrate and congratulate the academic accomplishment of Brittany Bellamy and Charles Hyde.

Charles Hyde

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