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Letter to the Editor;

In the society we live in today it is hard to find good news about our young people, so when the opportunity arises to speak about them I cannot help myself to do so.

Last Friday (April 7), I was fortunate enough to host the Community Talent Show in Pepperell and watched some amazing talent first-hand. When three of us auditioned these youngsters in March and asked them to tell us about themselves, we were amazed at some of the things we were told. I found it refreshing to be told the children love to go to school, love to read, love music, play instruments, math league, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H Club, sports, volunteer at hospitals, do their internship in their senior year, and go on to college.

Should we as adults stop focusing on all the bad things the young do, and start to praise all the good things our children and grandchildren are doing — things that go unnoticed or we take for granted, because that is what they are supposed to be doing?

My hat is off to the parents who take the time (and it takes a lot of time) to take their children to all the lessons, so they can have the self-esteem they need to step up on a stage at any time in their life to perform or speak up for themselves.

To all of you who came and performed: “JOB WELL DONE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK”

ELFIE PARKER

Pepperell

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