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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District I Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Norwalk Warriors Thursday, March 28, 2013 Will Bennett is up on the block, getting ready to swim his 100 Yard Freestyle event. Photo submitted. 2013 Iowa YMCA State Swim Meet Championships Bennett Medals at 2013 Iowa YMCA State Swimming Championships The 2013 Iowa YMCA State Swimming Championship was held in Marshalltown. There were 957 young athletes from across Iowa that participated in this event. Alex, Sara and Will Bennett of Norwalk all qualified for this championship swim meet as members of the Riverfront YMCA Rockets Swim Team. Will Bennett, 10, competed and placed in the following events: 100 Yard Freestyle - 3rd place, 200 Yard Freestyle - 5th place, 50 Yard Freestyle - 6th place, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay - 8th place and 200 Yard Medley Relay - 11th place. Sara Bennett, 14, participated in the following events: 200 Yard Medley Relay - 12th place, 200 Yard Free Relay - 13th place, 200 Yard Freestyle - 14th place and 100 Yard Freestyle - 24th place. Alex Bennett, 16, swam in the following events: 200 Yard Freestyle Relay - 5th place, 200 YardMedley Relay - 12th place, 200 Yard Freestyle - 20th place and 100 Yard Freestyle - 26th place. The Riverfront Rockets Swim Team had 49 athletes attending the State Swim Meet. As a team, they earned 164.0 points and 7th place for the weekend. Without accepting'the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect com- posture. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Be- cause we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. -Shunryu Suzuki i Ti Mo,. 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Books e not the only thing children can read. Posters, maps, magazines, recipes and newspapers are great reading material. Computer games that em- phasize reading skills may also be useful for your school-age children. Listen to them read. From the day your child begins sounding out let- ters, concentrate on how they are doing. Try to in- clude some "read aloud" time--where they are reading to you--in your everyday routine. You can offer them praise and catch any early problems before they have time to become habits. Model good reading habits and limit TV. Your children need to see that reading is a lifelong skill and a form of entertain- ment. When you take them to the library to choose books, choose some for yourself, too. If you can, subscribe to the daily newspaper or to maga- zines and discuss articles you read with your chil- dren. This shows children that reading is not only schoolwork--it is some- thing that's an integral part of everyone's life. Also, limit the amount of time you spend watching tele- vision. Let them choose. Within reason, allow your children to choose their own reading material. If they choose what to read, they will be more likely to actually spend time read- ing. Get your children their own library cards and entrust them with keeping their books in good shape and returning them on time. Ask the teacher. Ask your child's teacher if your child has areas in which he or she may need extra help. Also, make sure to let the teacher know if you have noticed any reading problems at home. Work- ing with the teacher and school will ensure your child has continued read- ing success. Get excited. Give your children lots of praise and encouragement when it comes to reading. Show you are excited about what they are reading and learn- ing. Finally, here are some great resources for parents interested in finding out more about reading and in helping their children be- come reading "masters." The International Reading Association promotes lit- eracy (www.ira.org); the American Library Associa- tion has a wealth of infor- mation (www.ala.org) and the National Research Council has published Pre- venting Reading Difficulties in Young Children, which is available online (http:// search .nap .edu/html/ prdyc/). From the Publisher Political "Letters to the Editor" It is once again time to remind candidates, their cam- paign managers and supporters that all political ads must be paid in advance of publication in the N/Warren Town and County News and all other sister papers. In the past, we have received Letters to the Editor supporting candidates for various offices. These will not be printed as a Letter to the Editor, but will be accepted as a paid political advertisement. Our policy for politi- cal ads is they MUST be paid for in advance. The ad must also carry a disclaimer with the name of the per- son paying for the letter/ad. 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