Townsend Community School graduates students for the fifth year

In second grade, Donald Brooks’ teachers held him back because they thought he wasn’t ready to move on to third grade. But he didn’t lose hope.

“Ever since then, I wanted to do everything to the best of my ability so I could graduate with my class,” he said.

He enrolled at Townsend last August and was able to earn the credits he needed by this past February. By getting his diploma at Townsend, he’s able to attend a Bible college in Indiana.

“I’ll see what God has in store for me,” he said.


Just Drive

An event at Townsend Community School Thursday focused on the danger of texting while driving. A simulator that mimics road conditions put drivers on an imaginary road and ordered them to text a message while various hazards popped up. The trick was to avoid hitting animals crossing over the roadway or other drivers changing lanes. The difficulty of such tasks increases as the driver’s speed increases. The lesson here: You are likely not nearly as proficient at driving and texting as you think you are.