Single mother with four kids is NVC's valedictory speaker

A single mother of four children, Michelle Mitchell of American Canyon will be valedictory speaker at the annual Napa Valley College commencement ceremonies Friday. Full Story
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congratulations

Oakland, CA

#1 May 27, 2010
This is a nice article. Your story can inspire others who may feel that they cannot go to school and be successful because of being a parent etc...It is NEVER too late to aspire to our dreams. Keep up the great work!
call me Shawna

Vallejo, CA

#2 May 27, 2010
I won't even ask how a "single mother of four children" is able to go to school, be active on campus, and be a community volunteer. Am I paying for Mills College too???
t2gtf_0

Oakland, CA

#3 May 27, 2010
Congratulations!
SMH

San Ramon, CA

#4 May 27, 2010
call me Shawna wrote:
I won't even ask how a "single mother of four children" is able to go to school, be active on campus, and be a community volunteer. Am I paying for Mills College too???
While I understand your question Shawna....if she is in fact on "Govt. Assistance" at least she's using it as a stepping stone and taking full advantage of transportation, fee and book waivers and child care assistance. I applaud this woman for not wanting to be the poster child of someone who shouldn't make it because she's single raising 4 children. She's a great example for her children despite whatever decisions she made in the past. Who knows....she could be a widow. It's never good to jump to conclusions.

PS...Congrats Michelle.
Wanglow

United States

#5 May 27, 2010
Where's the "rest of the story"? WHO paid for this (two-year) degree? Did she work while attending "school", take care of four children and study at the same time or were her costs paid for by the stupid tax-payer? And, where's "Daddy"?

“God Bless America”

Since: Mar 10

The Northern Frisco Bay Area

#6 May 27, 2010
Wanglow wrote:
Where's the "rest of the story"? WHO paid for this (two-year) degree? Did she work while attending "school", take care of four children and study at the same time or were her costs paid for by the stupid tax-payer? And, where's "Daddy"?
Wanglow, as Gabby Johnson in the movie Blazing Saddles said, Reverend! Congratulations on completing your degree work and earning the position of Valedictorian. I did the same thing sans Valedictorian, and did it while working 10 hour days, two hour commutes and raising two children with a wife who also works, and on my OWN dime, WITHOUT being a parasite on my fellow legal American citizen taxpayers. I didnít get a newspaper article either, woe is me, waaa.

Now, as an overburdened taxpayer, thanks to the democrat progressives amongst us, I want to know HOW she became a single mother; was it the death of her husband, a divorce, or is she a generational welfare recipient? We 10 hour a day plus working class American taxpayers. Since she has been taking government assistance, I have a RIGHT to know, and I am MAKING it MY business. WILL that money EVER be returned to where it came? WILL she ever GIVE BACK? Inquiring minds want to know.

“God Bless America”

Since: Mar 10

The Northern Frisco Bay Area

#7 May 27, 2010
SMH wrote:
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While I understand your question Shawna....if she is in fact on "Govt. Assistance" at least she's using it as a stepping stone and taking full advantage of transportation, fee and book waivers and child care assistance. I applaud this woman for not wanting to be the poster child of someone who shouldn't make it because she's single raising 4 children. She's a great example for her children despite whatever decisions she made in the past. Who knows....she could be a widow. It's never good to jump to conclusions.
PS...Congrats Michelle.
IF she did it despite whatever decisions she made in the past, like being a widow, then TELL US, so that the rest of us can AVOID any BAD, POOR decisions she MIGHT have taken, Otherwise, you HAVE TO expect inquiring minds to ASK. It is NOT jumping to conclusions, but finishing what the VTJ journalists FAILED to report nor do; their jobs.
I was there

Vallejo, CA

#8 May 27, 2010
well....if she was on public assistance, she could have stayed on assistance. i have a feeling that you would have preferred that. then she and her children could continue to provide a target for your jealousy and bitterness. by the way, stats show that yes she will give back by being a productive, EDUCATED, TAX-PAYING member of society.
Julie

San Jose, CA

#9 May 27, 2010
Everyone should know..."Wanglow" has nothing positive to write on here.
MaryAnnnB

San Francisco, CA

#10 May 27, 2010
Wanglow wrote:
Where's the "rest of the story"? WHO paid for this (two-year) degree? Did she work while attending "school", take care of four children and study at the same time or were her costs paid for by the stupid tax-payer? And, where's "Daddy"?
Bitter, table for one!!
Truth Teller

Vancouver, WA

#11 May 27, 2010
I feel sorry for some of you. You can find nothing positive to say about anything. Your lives must be miserable. Without putting others down, how could you live with yourself? What happened to you? Some of you must have "daddy" issues. Or "mommy" issues perhaps? Please get help. Putting others down on a comment page is not the therapy that you need. You are obviously sick.
sick of it all

Vallejo, CA

#12 May 27, 2010
Congrats Michelle
Julie

San Jose, CA

#13 May 27, 2010
I tell you, bitter people! What is wrong with saying "hey, you did a great job!"? I hope you bitter people don't pass that nasty characteristic on to your children.
John from Vallejo

Benicia, CA

#14 May 27, 2010
This is a good story for once. Congratulations Michelle. As a follow-up, I'd like to see the Times Herald publish a transcript of her Valedictorian speech. I'm confident that she will be a great role model for her children, fellow students and others.

“God Bless America”

Since: Mar 10

The Northern Frisco Bay Area

#15 May 27, 2010
Julie wrote:
Everyone should know..."Wanglow" has nothing positive to write on here.
Answer his questions.

“God Bless America”

Since: Mar 10

The Northern Frisco Bay Area

#16 May 27, 2010
MaryAnnnB wrote:
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Bitter, table for one!!
Again, answer his questions lady.

“God Bless America”

Since: Mar 10

The Northern Frisco Bay Area

#17 May 27, 2010
Truth Teller wrote:
I feel sorry for some of you. You can find nothing positive to say about anything. Your lives must be miserable. Without putting others down, how could you live with yourself? What happened to you? Some of you must have "daddy" issues. Or "mommy" issues perhaps? Please get help. Putting others down on a comment page is not the therapy that you need. You are obviously sick.
Blah blah blah. Tell us the TRUTH of WHY she was a single parent! That is ALL we want to know! Why is this SO beyond you women? Many of you have already exercised your MOMMY right to KILL your unwanted unborn children, the ultimate in progressive democrat child abuse, so dont tell we men to dc ANYTHING. Except, of course, help pay the bills for your own folly. ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS! Turn off Oprah, and give it a try ladies!
LobotomizedClown cil

Rodeo, CA

#18 May 27, 2010
Wanglow wrote:
Where's the "rest of the story"? WHO paid for this (two-year) degree? Did she work while attending "school", take care of four children and study at the same time or were her costs paid for by the stupid tax-payer? And, where's "Daddy"?
Wow, what an attitude. Jealous much?

FYI I have paid for my entire NVC education so far--ever checked it out? Ever looked? Or do you prefer willful ignorance?

It's CHEAP, dumbass. And that is what we are losing, thanks to decades of government graft, corruption and financial malfeasance. Everyone has the right to a goddamn education. If you are so f'in stupid and vile that you cannot see the difference between someone who is working to better herself and become a highly functional, financially solvent and successful member of society and a welfare mom, then you deserve a face full of buckshot. And I hope someone gives it to you, STAT. Now go DIAF, pig.
LobotomizedClown cil

Rodeo, CA

#19 May 27, 2010
N ed Kelly wrote:
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Blah blah blah. Tell us the TRUTH of WHY she was a single parent! That is ALL we want to know! Why is this SO beyond you women? Many of you have already exercised your MOMMY right to KILL your unwanted unborn children, the ultimate in progressive democrat child abuse, so dont tell we men to dc ANYTHING. Except, of course, help pay the bills for your own folly. ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS! Turn off Oprah, and give it a try ladies!
Why don't you shut your disgusting mouth, you woman-hating pig. Someone ought to have aborted YOU and I bet your mother was sorry she didn't.

You are FOUL. I hope you get exactly what you deserve: a lifetime of being abused by shrewish, man-hating women.:-)

BTW, all the single moms I know made one simple mistake: when they themselves were too young to know better, they mated with LOSERS like YOU, all of whom subsequently either refused to help support the kids they WILLINGLY AND KNOWINGLY fathered, or ended up in jail. Meanwhile the women have gone on to successful lives, just like the subject of this article.

Jealous, jealous, jealous misogynists: that's you, and you stink to high heaven of moral and social corruption.
Farley OBrien

Lincoln, CA

#20 May 27, 2010
Again, why is Wanglow such as idiot? What a loser....

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