From the publisher: Supporting Moffat County education

Renee Campbell
Renee Campbell, publisher of the Craig Daily Press
Noelle Leavitt Riley

The Craig Daily Press is pleased to bring to you Learning Today… Leading Tomorrow — a special section highlighting the academic achievements of the youth in Moffat County.

Many students from elementary through high school are taking advantage of academic clubs and extracurricular activities. The clubs meet to develop programs, thought-provoking discussions, competitions and community volunteerism opportunities. The purpose of the academic club is to generate enthusiasm while encouraging student involvement and achievement.

I spent several years watching my children grow up through Moffat County education, participating in football, basketball, track, cross country, DECA, FBLA, Key Club and Moffat County Youth United Way. It was fascinating seeing them grow with the various organizations that were at their fingertips.

Although Moffat County School District is going through financial strife, it still works incredibly hard to help students excel both inside and outside the classroom.

Yet, it’s not just the school district that must be responsible in making sure students are involved in activities that stimulate brain growth, it’s also the responsibility of the students and parents to get involved and stay involved.

I remember when my son Jeremiah was involved in sports. I attended every game I could, sporting my blue and white, cheering him and the rest of the team on.

More recently, I’ve watched my step-daughter Aubrey Campbell grow throughout her time with the district being very involved with the academic clubs DECA, FBLA, Key Club and Moffat County Youth United Way.

The clubs have provided her valuable opportunities in leadership roles, volunteering — the sense of community and relationship building, skills which are essential to her future.

Alternative learning is also available through Northwest Colorado Homeschooling Association and GOAL Academy.

I loved participating in my children’s educational growth, and it’s exciting to see other parents doing the same.

Despite hurdles we face as parents, it’s important to support educational opportunities for our kids.

This special section highlights a few of the wonderful educational aspects in Moffat County. I hope you enjoy reading our newest publication Learning Today… Leading Tomorrow.

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