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One final lesson

Mr.-Glink

RICHARD GLINK

Retired teacher stresses importance of good citizenship

A retired science teacher offered a final civics lesson Sunday during the 53rd commencement exercises of Indian Lake High School.

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Valedictorians Erin Jacobs, left, and Brianna Fry address their peers and those gathered Sunday for commencement exercises at Indian Lake High School. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: The 2014 Indian Lake graduating class celebrates Sunday following commencement exercises. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | NATE SMITH)

Richard Glink implored the 2014 Indian Lake graduating class to be engaged citizens, unwavering from their core values. The 123 seniors were encouraged to be better than the generation that preceded them.

“Be better than us,” Mr. Glink said, stressing the importance of mutual respect and listening to others.

“We have two ears and only one mouth for a reason,” he went on. “We should do twice as much listening as we do talking.

“A closed mouth gathers no foot.”

Mr. Glink dedicated time to discuss separation of powers within the federal government, and lauded the representative democracy enacted by the Founding Fathers.

He also told the graduates and crowd to be weary of any scientist who claims to be 100 percent, beyond a doubt, certain of anything.

 

 

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