Well, the run-off elections are underway—early voting has been going on for the past week and today is the last day to vote. By late tonight, Arkansans will most likely know the results of several hard-fought primary races, including the high-profile U.S. Senate race between Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. Whichever Democrat wins today will go on to face the Republican nominee, Congressman John Boozman, in November.
To obtain a state-funded Academic Challenge college scholarship, all students need to have a 2.5 GPA or score a 19 on the ACT. Unless you’re from a “grade-inflated school” where, in that case, you would have to do both. Admittedly, neither is a very high bar, but making some kids clear both hurdles does raise questions.
In his poem The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost spoke of the decision to take the “one less traveled.” He ended the poem with the line “and that has made all the difference.” Once again, I was reminded that great reward lies along the road less traveled. Here is how it came about.