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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

US Senator Richard Burr spends time at West Stokes High School

(By Amanda Dodson, The Stokes News) - On Friday, October 16, after a busy week in Washington, United States Senator Richard Burr visited West Stokes High School. He met with students ranging from ninth through 12 grades enrolled in History and Economics classes.

As the young adults filed into the media room lined with chairs, they awaited to see, many for the first time, a United States senator. Principal Tony George, along with an array of faculty members, was in attendance. Other figureheads, such as Superintendent Dr. Stewart Hobbs; Colon Moore, member of the Stokes County Board of Education; Alan Wood, Economic Development Director; Homer Dearmin, Town Manager of Walnut Cove; and Stokes County Board of Commissioners members Leon Inman and Ernest Lankford, were there to welcome Burr.

After being introduced and presented with West Stokes athletic gear by Superintendent Hobbs, Burr took center stage. He said matter-of-factly, “Success is only determined from how hard you’re willing to work.” Burr himself has been working to represent NC citizens for the past 15 years.


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