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An Uncommon Student!

by on May 25, 2010


President Hoover made these remarks by telephone from New York City to Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio on November 11, 1948

“Let us remember that the great human advances… were brought about by distinctly uncommon men and women with vital sparks of leadership. It is a curious fact that when we get sick, we want an uncommon doctor; if we have a construction job, we want an uncommon engineer….

Whatever these forces may be, you are striving to become uncommon men and women. And the future of America will be in your hands. Our full hope of recovery in the moral and spiritual world is a wealth of uncommon men and women among our people. It is our educational institutions that must promote and train them.”


Phyllis, Docent at Hoover Library May 25, 2010 at 11:26 am

5th graders from Alan Shepard Elementary
I want it to be known — this was one of the best 5th grade groups I have had the privilege to guide in my 21 years of being a docent. They were very attentive and stayed together. In addition, one of the boys found some money on the floor and he gave it to me. I gave it to a guard that took it to the gift shop. Later the guard told us the owner of the money was in the gift shop and had his $20 bill to make his purchase. We were able to tell the group that the money found its rightful owner. WHAT HONESTY!
Phyllis, Docent at Hoover Library

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