Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Someone I am proud of ...

Look beyond the ponytail to the stage.  You can not really see him, but that is Dougie Johnson, a junior at Delsea Regional High School, getting a People's Choice Award at his school.  It should really be called a teachers' choice award as teachers nominate students for the award.  In Doug Johnson case, it was an award by the Drama Teacher for all the work he did in making sure the school play actually made it on to the stage.  Not only did he work hard and provide a quiet behind-the-scenes competence, but he is sweet and kind.

I agree wholeheartedly with his teacher as I see the same qualities when he is here at my house doing handyman and gardening duties.  He has grown into a fine young man from the gawky pre-teenager I met four years when he came over to help me move boxes of books.

Dougie is not family but he makes my heart swell with pride anyway.

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