As events unfolded recently in Littleton, Colo., I, like millions of others, struggled for answers to two basic questions. First, "How could anything so horrendous as what occurred at Columbine High School happen anywhere in America?" Second, "What can I do, if anything, as an ordinary citizen to help prevent a similar tragedy from happening right here in Aiken?"
Well, no one will ever be able to fully answer the first question. As for the latter, I think part of the solution is to get involved in a positive way with our young people.
One great way you can promote solid values in the youth of Aiken County is through your support of the Aiken Kiwanis Club; the sponsoring organization of the Terrific Kids Programs and Builders Clubs in our middle schools, the Key Clubs in our high schools and the Circle-K Club at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. These organizations truly make a difference in the lives of our young people. Just ask Jason Hodges, reigning Chamber of Commerce Youth of the Year and Silver Bluff Key Clubber or Jason Fulmer, Outstanding Graduating Senior at USC-Aiken and member of its award winning Circle-K Club. ...
Scott Singer, Aiken