Ronald Johnson, editor-in-chief of the Green & Gold student newspaper on East Oakland’s Fremont campus, had this advice for his fellow students. -Katy
It’s great to see students excited about a presidential election. It’s great to see a minority make it all the way to the White House. It’s great to see the “equality” in America become a little more equal.
But we think there is a lesson here that students at Fremont Federation need to learn.
Obama was dedicated and committed to his goals. He used hard work and integrity to achieve what most would have called 20 years ago “the impossible.” He didn’t let race be an issue that stood in his way to success and neither should we.
Now let’s not let an African American president be a reason, or crutch, for us to just “kick back.”
We should take his achievement and use it as an inspiration to get serious now, as high school students. We as students should take away the fact that with hard work and dedication anything can be achieved.
Let’s use Obama’s election as a something to look up to and put his slogan to use that “Yes We Can!”