Wellington youth are a testament to guardians

To the editor:

Congratulations are in order, and yes, you read correctly. Congratulations to all guardians, aunts and uncles, parents, and grandparents alike on a job well done. Relocating here has brought my wife and I numerous encounters with young adults within the community. We have found them to be polite, helpful, and patient.

These young adults were not influenced by race, gender, or age in their behavior toward others. Consistency in traits of character were demonstrated in personal time and unguarded moments. The formal academic environment of a classroom is not where traits of character are learned. They are taught by good men and women who possess them, through words and deeds over time.

Good traits of character are durable and portable, as they last a lifetime and travel light. They are transferable, easily learned by others, then forwarded. To activate the satisfaction guarantee, use with all encountered while traveling the road of life.

Once again, thank you and congratulations to all guardians, aunts and uncles, parents, and grandparents. The results of your efforts are reflected in the youth of the community, enriching the lives of others.

Kim R. Lukas