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Makenna Howard I wake up in the morn- ing to birds chirping at my window and the sun peeking through my blinds. It's calm for the most part, except on school mornings, those can be hectic. In a good way though, because the hustle and bustle in the house is the excitement for school. Which I know sounds crazy, who actually loves school right? Well, we do. With all that the Monroe County schools have to offer it keeps us very busy. With one of the top ranked foot- ball teams in the state, and a sixteen-year-old brother who happens to start at left tackle, he tends to love leaving for school in the morning just because he looks forward to what he knows awaits him after. The love and determina- tion the coaches here have for him and the bonds he has created with his teammates are unforgettable. He however, is not nearly the only person who loves this atmosphere. I happen to also have an- other brother, he's the young- est at eleven years old, but he also stays busy year round. He started wee ball at Monroe County Rec department at the age of 4. He then progressed to playing soccer and basket- ball all right here at the rec. With so many different sports to choose from, there is sure to be something for everyone. This close family atmosphere we have here is definitely one of the best, it not only has been good to my brothers, but also to me. Being a cheerleader, we always look to the commu- nity for support. We ask the community to sponsor us so that we can fulfill our roles as Monroe County's cheerlead- ers, and the community's response is nothing but kind. We are always able to find people and businesses around town who are willing to do- nate and provide us with the means necessary to create the programs we sell on Friday Nights. But that's not all, the community also holds many events honoring the cheer- leaders, which is so flattering and kind on their part. It is such a blessing to have been able to complete six success- ful years as a middle school and high school competition cheerleader. I had some of the best coaches I've ever had who have taught me and molded me in the shape I should go, so that one day I can be as successful as them. They are the reason I have chosen to further my cheerleading career into my college years. I couldn't have done this with- out them. MP cheerleading has shown me that there are so many little eyes and ears that watch everything we do, so we wear the MP logo on our uniform with pride. We are proud of all the logo repre- sents and we are honored to be a part of that. But none of this would even be possible if very thankful. We not only see our teachers at school, but around town as well. On the weekends and dur- ing the summer, our town does not merely sleep. We host festivals, church revivals, holiday celebrations, parades, and much more here in our lovely little town and of these help bring our commu- I hadn't have an even stronger nity even closer. All of these foundation, are reasons that I love Monroe My brothers and I have been so fommate as to have been able to attend the schools here in Monroe County from pre-k all the way through the end. All three of us attended T.G. Scott Elementary School, and we were nothing but happy. The teachers always went above and beyond to make sure we had an in-depth un- derstanding of what we were learning and that we were left feeling comfortable with what was taught. Our teachers made sure that our learning environment was safe and suitable so that we were able to learn at our fullest poten- tial. Not only this, but these teachers showed us the way to lift others up when they may be feeling down, or how to stand up for someone when we may notice that something isn't right. These role models in our lives have been not only our parents but our teachers as well, and for that we are so County. From the love and support the amazing coaches and teachers give to the fa- cilities and activities Monroe County has to offer, we love it all. My parents have said that moving to Monroe County sixteen years ago was the best thing they ever did, and IU have to agree. I couldn't imagine growing up anywhere else. Monroe County has prepared me to spread my wings and become an adult, but I know that I can always call this place home. I love the people of Monroe County, I love the sports of Monroe County, I love the teachers of Monroe County, but most importantly I love that at the end of the day, when I sit down and reflect on what I have to be thankful for, all of it is what Monroe County has brought me. There is no place that I would rather call home. Thanks for being home, Mon- roe County. Continued from Front you leave the store with everything else except, mill Monroe County is easy to love. The traditions and celebrations never fail to bring joy to everyone. It is an area full ofpeople not afraid to roll up their sleeves and do the work. A county where one person's tragedy is everyone's tragedy. I moved away for a few years but I alwaysknew this would be where I raised my family. I have a little girl who is two and now she will have this scenic background for all of her memories. She will come to know these kind and considerate people as her extended family. I am so happy to be able to share this love with her as she continues to grow and expe- rience all this place has to offer. There are so many reasons to love Monroe County but for me, the people, are what make this county feel like home. T WILLIAMS Continued fzom Front fed welcome, While Monroe County isn't the most populated or largest county, I believe it is the most loving and best. 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