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Best choice for school board is Goode

To the Editor:

Don’t we all desire what’s best for our kids? The best schools. The best teachers. The best extracurricular options. The best friends. But how often do we consider an even broader picture — like the best school board? Or the best school board members?

Wende Goode is running for the Haywood County School Board. Why? It is a lot of hard work and very little tangible reward, perhaps. It’s because she loves kids! 

A wife and mother of two, Wende loves people. She serves people. She helps people. And the world is a better place because of this.

Each year, Wende spearheads a local church’s outreach event to children at Central Elementary. And she’s done so for years. The Vine of the Mountains hosts each August, just prior to school beginning, the “Vineival” — a carnival-style event where children receive so much more than just prizes and sweet treats. They receive backpacks filled with school supplies. And they receive love.

Wende, as the mother of two sons, has spent many hours volunteering in schools. She knows many students. Many teachers. And the system. And she knows all of these well.

That’s why I believe wholeheartedly that she would make a wonderful addition to our Haywood County school board. 

I want the best for my kids. Don’t you?

Vote for the best. Vote for Wende Goode on Nov. 4.

Maureen Miller

Haywood County

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