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Jan Canaday

Your job is your school. Learn everything you can because it will provide you with the opportunity for the best job possible!

Brandy Mertin

There will lots of have to's in your life. When there is a choice and there is always a choice, pick the one that makes you want to be better. Enjoy living in the now but do prepare for the future with a good education in a field that fits you. That you enjoy and can enjoy doing for a long time. A career with room for more education and room for expansion and growth in you.


On the first day of kindergarten I was so excited to get on the school bus. I marched right on and was perplexed to see some mothers on board and some children crying. Not me!

Kerri Yen

My advice to the kids of younger generations like your sons would definitely be to try to focus on education and grades, instead of worrying about fitting in, etc. After all, good grades will get you into a good college plus a good job, and where is the money you need to pay for riding lessons or a horse going to come from? Also, I think choosing one sport or some kind of extracurricular activity and focusing on it and getting really good at it is very important, rather trying ever activity but not being very proficient in any of them. But remember to have fun, cause we only have one life to live!

Jan Cobb

My advice to the youth of today (and I share this often with the members in my 4-H club) Take some time to have fun but stay focused on your education because without a good education you won't be able to afford that horse, truck, trailer and all the things that make up the equestrian lifestyle you enjoy now...and thank your parent(s) for making it possible.

Sharon Holbrook

You can't pick your relatives, and you can't pick your neighbors and you can't pick your coworkers, so make sure you pick friends who will support you and encourage you.


My advice is be true to yourself, do not let others push you to be something you are not or are comfortable being or to do something you are not comfortable doing. Trust me when I say you will earn more respect be being true to yourself. It may not seem like it at the time, because kids can be very, very cruel, but it will be worth it in the long run. Stick up for yourself and stay strong!


My advice is that things get better. The way you feel in school is not hoe you will feel as a grown up. Don't let other people or the stresses of school get you down.

Lynnae 1969

I would give the advice to learn all you can in high school, make those years count. Your GPA does matter later in life. It's important to have fun because these are the best years of your life but also it's important to take your school work seriously. Never ever stop learning! :)

Tammy Tillman

Favorite memory..being a country girl I had to drive my dad's OLD Dodge Truck to school and it rattled and sputted and shook all over the place! But it was so fun! I remember it like yesterday. Other kids from town would say they wouldn't drive that old thing...but I knew I had a ride and I knew I didn't have to ride that bus for over an hour to get to I was one happy camper!

Lanora Doud

Favorite memory...getting to drive to school and park in the lot for the students.


Favorite memory was the first year I got to ride my bike to the school bus alone :)

Evelyn Cunningham

Don't get your pleasure from someone else's pain! Bullying hurts everyone involved even those on the sidelines. Don't do it, don't tolerate it and don't watch it. Talk to a teacher, parent, bus driver, aide, anyone. Put a stop to it. Eveyone will feel better.

Jasmine Pumphrey

It was my freshman year in High School and I was going to be gone 3 days for the KS State Fair and my English teacher told me that my parents were just going to have to change the schedule so I wouldn't miss school next year. We went back and forth like this all year long, and I ended up with the same English teacher my sophomore year. That year I missed the whole week for state fair and she never said a word. After that she was always asking me when my next show was and when I would get back she would ask how I did!!!

If you have to be gone try and get assignments as soon as possible and turn them in as soon as you can and Teachers will tolerate you being gone!


My favorite back to school memory is of 2nd grade on the first day of school we got butterflies! Well it was pupua's that turned into butterflies. At the end of the year we went to her farm and learned about all her animals. She was one of my favorite teachers.


My favorite memory of school is a very OLD one. I was neighbors with a tough big boy named Brad. He had a great palomino mare we took turns riding. On the first day of kindergarten Brad was so upset that his mom left him that he was crying uncontrollably. But I put my arms around him and told him it was OK. He finally stopped crying and we made it through that first day of school together. And though many more years after that!!

Melanie Baker

A fond school memory is that on the last day of school my family and some friends would go to Farrells ice cream parlor and have hamburgers and a shake to celebrate the end of the school year.

T.A. Sampson

Enjoy and work hard every day, for what you learn now is not only the textbook knowledge, but the life experiences that will make you the person you will be as an adult. Be kind to others, including yourself. Forgive those who act out of hate and misunderstanding, befriend those who need one.

Michele Fernandez

Just go! it seems like you'll be in school forever, but trust me - the rest of your life is a lot longer so just go to school and dont be afraid to question your teachers!


Advice. Go to school everyday, do your homework, bring a writing utensil to class, and put your name on your papers!

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