RLC student Derek Sample, of Sesser, elected VP of Illinois FFA
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RLC student Derek Sample, of Sesser, elected VP of Illinois FFA

Derek Sample of Sesser was recently elected as Illinois’ Future Farmers of America (FFA) Vice President.

Sadly…10 years later and nothing has changed…including my opinion

(Editor’s Note: I wrote this column in 2012, a decade ago, on the day following the shooting deaths of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut. In the list of those killed, 20 were first grade students. Reading today about yet another shooting massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, this […]

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