Mrs. Rosa Parks passed away Monday night at the age of 92. This gracious lady showed tremendous courage when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955 so that a white person could have her seat. She was arrested for this action, and that sparked a 381-day bus boycott. Mrs. Parks is considered by many to be the inspiration of the American civil rights movement. It takes courage to stand up for what's right as Rosa Parks did.
Have you ever known someone who stood up and let others know what they believed in? Just this week at J. H. House, Sol and Miranda showed courage when they read their "Stay Drug Free" essays to the student body.Although it was scary to read to all those people, these two girls felt strongly that drugs can harm us.They took a deep breath and then very clearly stated their views. Remember: we can show courage every day in small ways just by letting those around us know that we intend to stand up for what is right.