As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, I thought about the Presidential Scholars Program. The program honors graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves in academics or the arts. I believe that our country needs to do more to celebrate the accomplishments of more than athletes and entertainers. It’s great to excel in athletics and music, but everyone cannot make it in those fields.
Did you know that the slang meaning of presidential is “the highest or greatest state of being or effect of an object or substance”? Furthermore, “Presidential is used when an object or substance is perfect in that it accomplishes the maximum effect that it was created to do.” We have many people who are performing at the highest standards, and they are doing what they were destined to do.
Our past Presidents as well as President Obama fulfilled their destinies. Although I do not agree with the policies of many of our former Presidents, I respect the Office of the President. I might disagree with their performance while they were in office, but I acknowledge that they were still humans. I try to make sure that I learn as much as I can about them. Here are some facts that you might not have known about our U. S. Presidents:
Who is your favorite U. S. President? Please comment.