Despite recent reports of bad behavior, we also receive a lot of good news about the wonderful things so many of our DeKalb kids are up to. The Tucker Tigers are the latest example. These state football champions not only bring pride to DeKalb in the sports world, they bring pride in the realm of human compassion. Below is a thank you note to their coach holding them up as examples of the kind of young people we can be very proud of.
This is the thank you to Coach Stephens.
Winning the state Football Championship is awesome but today at Midvale we saw true champions when we were visited by members of the Tucker Tiger football team. We have had five of your seniors, Gabe, Justin, Terrell, Robert and Brenden coming to the school each Thursday morning to mentor some of our little boys. The impact on the little boys will make a difference for the rest of their lives.
This afternoon, those players brought the other players, some cheerleaders, and Tuc, the Tiger to Midvale. They came with a play in mind. Four of the little boys are members of the same family and the family is one that has some real needs. The players brought gifts that they knew the little boys would love. We could tell this when the players were helping them put the toys together. There were tears in our little boys' mother's eyes as she watched.
A parent, Ms. Rivers, accompanied by the following: Ms. Landry, Ms. Brown, Ms. LaCroix, Ms. Campbell, Ms. Jones, Ms. Brewer and Mr. Griggs and
some others, brought the young men and women. We saw one of the reasons that these young men are so giving. Today is the birthday of the boys' mom. A comment was made as people were talking and it was discovered that Mom did not have a coat. Ms. Landry went out to her car and brought Mom a very nice coat and scarf. What a blessing!
Midvale is so appreciative of the example that you provide and the expectations that you have for your players. As you lead, they will follow and it appears that you are leading in the way they need to go.
Again Coach, thank you so much for all you do!
Susan Wilson, Kia Billingsley, API, and Adrienne Griffin, Counselor
Please add your own positive stories about the kids, teachers and staff in your area schools. We know there are many good things happening all around the county.