Open Forum for July 20, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE: Letters will be accepted for the Open Forum for publication in the next available issue after receipt. Letters may be sent to Forest Lake Times, 146 N. Lake St., Suite 125, Forest Lake, or by e-mail to [email protected] Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed with the writer’s name, address and telephone number. Deadline is noon Monday. The newspaper reserves the right to edit letters and assure that rules of libel and good taste are not violated. Letters by the same writer will not be published more than once per calendar month.

Good preparation

I would like to express my appreciation to the Forest Lake Area School District and more specifically Forest Lake High School. Upon graduating from FLHS in 2016, I moved south to attend the University of Kentucky to study human nutrition and pre-medicine. I’d been told to be prepared for college, as it would be a shock to my system, but I was pleasantly surprised with my first year. Not only was I prepared for college rigor courses, but I excelled. Thanks to the dedicated teachers at FLHS, I had the opportunity to take advanced placement and college in the schools classes. Taking these classes gave me a head start in college and taught me how to properly study and prepare for exams. I was more prepared for general chemistry than any colleague, whether they attended a private or public school across the country. Furthermore, I was pleased to enter my freshman year as a sophomore, thanks to the college credits earned at FLHS. This will allow me to do research or study abroad and perhaps even graduate early. All in all, I would like to remind the younger generation to take advantage of every opportunity given at FLHS, because we truly are blessed with an outstanding school district and education system.

Maddie Romines

Forest Lake