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Help Apollo help students, vote ‘yes’

People are often asked who they looked up to in high school or who helped them the most along the way. I can’t say there was one single person who pushed me to excel the way I did, it wouldn’t be fair. Each and every person at Apollo Career Center had an impact in how much time, effort, and passion I spent on my education and planning my future.

Each teacher and experience taught me a lesson I will remember the rest of my life.

The first important lesson was experience. Being able to get hands-on experience in a career field gave me a head start in college. I made many professional relationships at Apollo by interning in local elementary schools. Even as a sophomore in college I still call teachers, friends, and mentors for advice and a helping hand.

The next important lesson was how fast technology is becoming more and more important. Apollo taught me so much about technology I didn’t even realize till I got to college how much more I knew compared to others.

It’s time for an upgrade, there’s new technology and new career fields and these things require space, time and money. If you vote “yes,” funds will be used to improve, expand and renovate facilities, acquire career-technical equipment and upgrade the school site to meet the needs of our community. Apollo will be receiving matching funds from the state totaling $23 million. Election Day is May 7. I hope when it comes time to vote for this levy people think of how important and necessary this levy is to improve the education for future Apollo students.

— Jessica Snay, Lima

2010 Apollo/Bath graduate and future teacher

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