Projects too good to lose

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Recently I had the privilege of judging the senior projects at Placer High School. What an inspiring and uplifting experience it was. These projects teach the students about setting goals, time management, organization, perseverance and self-confidence. They are required to write an autobiography and research paper and choose a mentor to guide them through 20 hours of hands-on work. Following that they give a presentation to an adult panel. When they encountered setbacks they found new ways to reach their goals. The confidence gained and the pride the students expressed was a very special thing to witness. Rumor has it that this may be the last year for senior projects. The school and the community must work together to ensure that these projects continue. Life lessons will be lost if they are eliminated. Mary Odom, Auburn