In grade level morning meetings, we continue to address the whole-school theme of effort, hard work, and perseverance.
We have shown this short video clip to all students at our meetings and there is always applause at the end. It details 13-year-old Shelby Grebenc's life, who at the age of 9 decided to start an egg farm (never mind that her parents weren't ever farmers) because her mother came down with multiple sclerosis and couldn't work. She works over 2 1/2 hours every day, lifting heavy feed bags, feeding the hens, etc., and also attends school.
What an inspiring story!