This I believe:

Local authors’ essays earn Illinois NPR recognition

Citing the promise and tranquility of a sunny day, and identifying a brain, a book and a pencil as necessities led to recognition for two Beardstown High School  seniors.
Lydia Davidsmeier and Camila Garcia have been  named to the “This I believe Illinois” essay program sponsored by National Public Radio Illinois. They are among 10 central  Illinois essayists to be so honored.
The ‘This I Believe’ program has its genesis in the broadcasting’s “golden age,” when legendary broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow filled the  airwaves with his thought-provoking, 5-minute monologues.


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    Martin Luther writes in his treatise, The Freedom of a Christian, “I shall set down the following two propositions concerning the freedom and the bondage of the spirit: