• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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Happy MLK Day!

Not only is today a wonderful day because it is a holiday (and we don’t have to be at school!), but it is also a significantly important historical day for our nation.  Today we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his service and contributions to make our country a place of freedom.  He pursued our rights for equality and worked to establish peace in the minds of millions of Americans to help make the world a better place.  We have a lot to be thankful for on this day, but everyday as well.  His legacy lives on throughout the year and we see the impact he made on our country when we go shopping, go out to eat, attend school, buy homes, socialize with friends, and thousands of other times throughout the course of our days and weeks.  It’s incredible to think how one man lead the way for all of this change, and today I would just like to say God blessed us with you Martin Luther King! 🙂

In addition to this important holiday being today, at the White House today President Barack Obama will also be properly inaugurated in front of a crowd of nearly 800,000 Americans.  If you don’t like public speaking for a single class of peers, imagine speaking to this many people all at once and having it broadcast nationwide to those who can’t be in attendance!  Politicians are brave souls!  This will be a special and very historical ceremony, with Obama being sworn in on one of the bibles of Martin Luther King, Jr.  I would say, a beautiful harmony between the two events and connection with Obama becoming our first black president. 

Enjoy the day and keep warm.  It’s not recommended to be outside a whole lot if possible, so start those cars, cozy up in some blankets, and get some work done today!

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