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Back to School, Back to Fuller Fat

As the calendar flips to August, families across the country prepare to go back to school. For me, it always seems like the last days of summer are in late July, just before our fair. After that, my boys start team practices and, in a blink of an eye, they’re back in school. My oldest is a senior this year, and as I look back on the last 12 years, I am amazed at the influence school has had on him.

It’s not just about the learning aspects of school, although that will shape his life forever. It’s also about the friendships he has built with his classmates, along with the values and lessons he has learned through the relationships he has built with his teachers. It’s the parents who watched him grow up along side their own children, and the coaches who shaped his mind while they were shaping his athletic skills.