In high school we hear a great deal about finding the right college and getting good grades. Those certainly are important. Today, however, I read an article on mentoring and it highlights its importance on our growth and development - in children as well as adulthood. I have mentioned to the students on several occasions that a year from now you will be the same person except for the books you read and the people you meet. That statement comes from Dave Ramsey. He has mentored more people than I can count. In fact, every student that has graduated from Lanesboro in the past several years has gone through his program here at school. My first two mentors were my father and mother. At some point we all need to reach beyond our family to get mentoring. To our students: be purposeful in who you get mentoring from. Be purposeful in who you let into your inner circle. Reach out to people who have gone where you are looking to go. You will be glad you did.