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|Congratulations Chief Michael Currington WARREN G. HARDING CHOIR DEDICATES SONG TO SUPPORTIVE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER|
WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) - Students at Warren G. Harding High School recognized the man in blue that some even call their "school dad." It was an unexpected and emotional tribute during Wednesday's choir concert.
When the students finished their rendition of Journey's power ballad "Faithfully," School Resource Officer Mike Currington was asked to stand front and center.
"When he got up on stage, everybody started screaming so it probably felt pretty good for him, but he deserves it," Choir Director Keith Rising said.
"I was taken aback," Currington said. "They don't have to do any of this. I really enjoy my kids."
The students wanted to recognize him for always standing by their sides faithfully at Harding. It was an idea that came directly from some of the seniors, but the sentiment was echoed by underclassmen, too.
"He shows a lot of support to everybody in school," senior Andrew Peterson said. "If you're feeling down, you can talk to him and he'll pick you right back up and make you feel better."
Jeremiah Barnes, a sophomore, said some kids at the school don't have parents in their lives.
"Basically, half of the students at Warren G. Harding look up to Officer Currington."
"He means so much to me," junior Michalah Jackson said. "Every day I come to school, I look forward to seeing him. He's like a big inspiration to me."
They say he's their role model.
"I never thought of myself like that," Currington said. "I'm super glad that they feel that way about me...It's tough. I'm just doing my job and it fell into place."
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| Senior Citizens Meet at the Fowler Community Center|
Members meet every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Fowler Township Community Center, located at 3364 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd. All senior citizens are invited to attend. Entertainment includes various card and board games. Members bring along a sack lunch, except for third Thursday, when the lunch is catered. This is a very informal, pleasant group of people that would make everyone feel welcome.
Anyone is welcome to come for a day, and decide for themselves if they would like to become a member. Cost of membership is $12.00 per year.
Attending every Thursday is not required, work your own schedule. Holiday celebrations, Birthday parties and bus trips are just part of the fun.
|WELCOME TO FOWLER TOWNSHIP, OHIO|