It's easy to dwell on the negative. There is almost always something in the news that will spur your discontent, disappointment or sadness. And, it's those things most people seem to remember.
In fact, if you ask most people old enough to be aware of events at the time what major news they remember from 1963, they will tell you the assassination of President Kennedy. Hardly anyone remembers the first nuclear test ban treaty, the document that stopped the periodic detonation of nucear weapons in the atmosphere.
And so it is with local issues and events; the negative so often eclipses the positive.
We hope that doesn't happen this week with the news that Youngsville Elementary/Middle School has been selected as a "School To Watch," a national recognition of middle school achievement.
Just last April Beaty-Warren Middle School received the same recognition.
For all that is wrong in the Warren County School District, there are some important elements that are working well. They are working well according to the assessment of outside observers.
The faculty, the staff and the administration of Youngsville Elementary/Middle School should be congratulated on this achievement. It does not come easy, taking careful planning and assessment, dedication and just plain hard work. The winners in this are the students and ultimately the community those students will someday oversee.