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Actions, not mere words, are what defines the reputation and character of a person, according to James Itaya, a South Whidbey High School senior.
Read what other people, friends, family and co-workers say about this month's Hometown Hero, Paula Pugh.
People who know Byron and Dana Moffett describe them as humanitarians, concerned with the welfare of all people, and the alleviation of suffering.
What the world needs now … is more appreciation, not just for some but for everyone. Janice O’Mahony believes there is not enough appreciation in the world.
Every job is an opportunity to serve humanity. It’s not the job title we hold, but how we do our job that counts.With today’s economy,… Continue reading
What does it mean living in this world, but not of the world? Jim Craft believes living attached to the things and rewards of this world will never bring contentment.
Not all lessons in the classroom come from textbooks. Sometimes they come from special teachers, professionals such as South Whidbey’s Erik Jokinen.
Sandy Gilbert has experienced more than her share of sorrows. And through it all, the popular South Whidbey teacher remains optimistic, helpful and giving for the sake of her family and community.
What is our response when asked for our help or see a need at an inconvenient time? Dave and Lenna Rose do not look at life’s requests as inconvenient, says Sam Lungren, a friend of the family.
Dennis Hunter’s passion is to help people to feel significant for who they are and in what they do.
A little background information on the South Whidbey Record's Hometown Hero, Lennox Bishop.
Besides songs, poems, bumper stickers, protests, and posters, one way to define peacemaking is on a personal level. And so it is with Hometown Hero Tom Ewell, whose friends and colleagues often refer to him as a peacemaker.
All who have been touched by Diana Putney describe her as humble, sweet, caring and a model of a good person who creates hope in the human race. Angie Pratt says, “My daughter Mya had been in 4-H for six years and was ready to give up on performance, because of various circumstances.
Once a year South Whidbey schools nominate one senior to be a hometown hero. This person is chosen by adults and students, is a person who inspires others, and makes the community and school a better place. This year it’s Macey Bishop. Caring isn’t always easy. Sometimes it comes with a price. The person who acts indifferent or apathetic towards others and life may think they’re avoiding being hurt, but the truth is, fear of showing vulnerable feelings of caring and acting detached is more painful in the end. It hurts oneself, others and the world is cheated out of the real you, says Macey Bishop, hometown hero.
It does not matter who you are, what you do, what race, religion or non-religion, political party, or if you are rich or poor, Don Allen will cheerfully help you, and share with you.
With a heart as big as her smile, Angela Vosburg has a way with people. Some describe her as the bright spot in a room, others know a dedicated community volunteer. Still more know her as a savvy and successful businesswoman. While the reports vary, there seems to be one thing everyone agrees on: Vosburg makes both an impression and a difference in people’s lives.
Part of everyone’s life is ‘letting go’ — letting go of relationships, dreams, titles, opinions, hurts or resentments.
At the end of each school year, the South Whidbey Record’s “Hometown Hero” features a high school senior nominated by the schools.
What does it mean to live a belief in “live and let live?”
“It was one of those days, actually it had been a month of those days, where nothing was going right,” said Sandy Wright. “I promised my daughter I would take her to the library book sale, so I dragged myself there. A woman we didn’t know took special interest in us.