Letter to the Editor: Charting the course

Published 10:04 am Saturday, December 23, 2023

Dear Editor,

This time of the year brings out the best in our human character. We are grateful to The Almighty for His blessings and pray for His continued guidance. 

Reflecting on the history of education in Prince Edward County, the changes that are now evidenced should be positively received. I recently read that 123 students are currently earning college credits in dual-enrollment programs and that 100 graduates of the class of 2023 have been accepted into colleges and universities. This academic focus has benefited my family.

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Our children graduated from PECPS, completed their Bachelor’s Degree programs, and are now leaders in their chosen professions. My grandsons followed this same trajectory: completing high school and immediately earning their Bachelor’s degrees, also. One has progressed to his Master’s level program.

Unlike my education, which took me forty-nine years to complete, my progeny is off to a great start. Can we continue to work cooperatively to advance education opportunities for PEC youngsters?

Qadir Abdus-Sabur, Ph.D.

Prince Edward