It’s November 2, and North Dakota and South Dakota became states on this date in 1889. The most famous landmark in the Dakotas is Mount Rushmore, which is home to carved heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. From time to time some American School employees wonder who would be on the Mount Rushmore of the American School if there was such a thing, and two names stand out. The first is R.T. Miller, who founded the school in 1897 and remained president until 1945. One could safely say that without R.T. Miller there would be no American School. The second is Mary McKeown, who served in a number of roles including educational director and trustee during her amazing 75-year affiliation with American School. We named our library after her because she was such an integral part of our history. There is no consensus for the last two spots on our Mount Rushmore, but perhaps they should go to students. After all, students have been our focus since our founding in 1897. We’re happy to offer middle school courses and high school courses to anyone who needs them, and we love helping students earn a high school diploma at home. We can’t promise you that your face will be carved in stone one day, but we can tell you that you will receive innovative curriculum and caring student service after you become our student. Take the first step and enroll today. We’d be happy to serve you if you live in North Dakota, South Dakota or any of the other 48 states.