Word of the Day: Hero

he·ro /ˈhirō/, noun: a person of great strength and courage who is admired or idealized for his or her outstanding achievements or noble qualities “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” Walter M. Schirra Sr., 1923 – 2007 “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve, 1952 – 2004 “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” Bob Dylan, 1941 – pictured: Ms. Gilbertson’s excited fifth graders with their new thesaurus. Each fall, the Rotary Clubs of Shepherdstown and Charles Town distribute dictionaries to all the third graders and thesauri to all the fifth graders in Jefferson County, WV.