The Valpo Core Reader


Kirsten Swanson

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Work and Vocation Essay

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Amos Alonzo Stagg High School has seen many changes since I graduated in May of 2006. Many faculty members have left the district, tempted by excellent retirement packages. The remaining few have shifted their class loads not only to accommodate the vacancies but also to make room for the newest additions to the staff. However, the changes within the school do not reside solely within the faculty. The school received a much needed upgrade: new windows stand where drafty single-panes stood just eight months before and new lunch tables now inhabit the cafeteria.