Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs made his mark on Mount Vernon. Many in town made their mark on him, too. Wirfs and his mother, Sarah, took The Gazette on a tour of his hometown, revisiting scenes around what essentially is the one square mile where he grew up. This story is a little about what can hold you back. This is mostly about what moves you forward.

Letters to the Editor

Grateful to read of teens and violence prevention

It was refreshing to read how “Kennedy High School students are taking the lead on violence prevention,” March 18. I was especially pleased to see senior Agam Gill’s picture as he led a discussion about suicide prevention with freshmen during their homeroom.

I have come to know Agam through his high school years as he has attended Campus Life Breakfast Club on Fridays, and he is a friendly young man who always has a smile for everyone. He lives his faith, and was asked one day about his future plans. He said “to be a doctor.” When asked what kind of doctor, he replied without hesitation “a neurosurgeon.”

With students like Agam involved in this important program, I feel confident about the future even of our country. May God bless him and all the students who are making a difference in their school and culture.

Coral Dye

Cedar Rapids

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