Once grades are posted for semester one it has become a tradition here to have all the students in grades 7-12 come to the gym and have a recognition day. It is amazing what is accomplished by our students in half of a school year. Student organizations give out awards and we hand out certificates for honor roll and attendance. It is quite an event. Another tradition that came to be was that I give the students a message at the end. This semester I told them that they will most likely find what it is that they are looking for. Like most mornings when I call throughout my house for something I can't find, I usually find what it is I am looking for. Either myself or a member of my family will find it and bring it to me because they too knew what it was I was looking for. I challenged the students to look for the good in people, the good in every situation and often times that is what they will find. If they choose to look for what is wrong and why it won't work they will find that as well. We do often find what it is we are looking for!