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Education News Archive - December 20, 2005

By Tim Elfrink With his closely cropped hair and sharply pressed ceremonial uniform hung with a red-white-and-blue medal, Brent Kraay looks the part of a decorated Army officer. He's only 17. But the senior JROTC student at North High hopes that one day he won't just resemble a soldier.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.