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Appreciating Our Teachers & Staff By Drake Turner And Faith Yeley

Appreciating our Teachers & Staff by Drake Turner and Faith Yeley

By Drake Turner:
“Mrs. Pedersen, you ruined my life!” Ever since seventh grade science class, my perspective of every little thing is completely different. Every road trip I take, I can’t look at mountains without thinking about whether it’s a volcanic or upwarped one. Or thinking about the fact that you can only travel so far up a mountain before entering the “death zone”, which has low oxygen levels. On every beach trip, I can’t walk across the sand without wondering how it formed or why it’s hot. Or thinking that stars don’t actually twinkle whenever I hear the song “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

But in all seriousness, Mrs. Pedersen was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. There was something new to learn every day in her class. There was a lot of note taking, but it never felt stressful because of her positive attitude. She always kept the room joyful and fun while she was teaching. While I never knew what to expect when walking into the room, I knew that it would be fun and exciting. So I’m taking this time to say, “Thank you Mrs. Pederson for committing your time to teaching me.”

By Faith Yeley:

One could ponder that given the task of choosing just one person to praise would be simple, it is not. The truth is there are so many wonderful people that deserve recognition at LPCA. I appreciate all of the staff and teachers that give their time and hearts to make this school what it is today. On any given day when you walk through the main lobby doors at LPCA you will see our Admissions Director, Mrs. Kim Zeigler. She is always smiling, helpful and just a ray of sunshine when you need it. She must have special powers when it comes to knowing when someone needs a bit of cheering up. I can always count on a smile, hug or quick conversation that transforms my day. She treats you as an equal in conversations not just a student, this I truly appreciate.

Every memory I have of Mrs. Zeigler is a happy one. Whether it is laughing about silly family stories, talking about Kendra Scott jewelry or seeing her and her daughter, Ashtyn shopping in Birkdale, she always put a smile on my face. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says; “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” This speaks to my heart and to my everlasting respect for Mrs. Zeigler. I trust she knows just how much she has touched my heart, lifted my spirits and at times kept me afloat during trying times in my young life. I will forever hold a special place in my heart for someone that has been so selfless and so eager to be a part of my life.

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