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High school freshman helps friend having a seizure

It’s a moment many of us dread: happening unexpectedly upon a friend who is in the midst of a medical emergency. Jacquise Richardson, a freshman at Jemison High School in Huntsville, AL, found himself in just that situation. He calmly and decisively helped a friend who was having a seizure, and Richardson’s teachers are now praising him for his timely actions.

Character formation happens over breakfast

Public school students, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, in Troy, Montana, start the day with breakfast at school and time to talk with their teachers or advisors. One high school teacher sees breakfast during the advisory period as the prime time for character formation.

‘Volunteer dads’ appear at Dallas middle school

A Breakfast with Dads event was planned at Dallas’s Billy Earl Dade Middle School, where 90% of students are from low-income families. Child advocate Kristina Dove was concerned that some students would not have a father available to attend, so she posted an appeal on social media.

Future Farmers of America chapter creates leaders

Despite burgeoning urban populations, Future Farmers of America (FFA) demonstrated record involvement this year with about 680,000 members. In Tenino, Washington, the student-led FFA chapter is building community leaders.

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