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Letters to the Editor

Callaghan always committed NCSD

As a current student at NHS, I would like to give a public thank you to Mr. Bob Callaghan for all he has done for not only me personally, but our community as a whole.

I met the two highly driven young daughters of Mr. Callaghan when I was in fifth grade. I am now a junior in high school, and I couldn’t imagine the past six (going on seven) years growing up without the Callaghans. Bob was always supportive whether it be in my sports, educational aspirations or my own personal goals. I would also like to mention I will never forget the time he picked me up on the edge of town before school so I could make it on time because I had a flat tire, despite the fact he also had work to tend to that day. And the fact that my “emergency” interrupted his regulatory Friday morning trip to buy donuts for the staff at the administration building.

Bob is a man who does what is right no matter who is watching, and I’m beyond disappointed his incredible work ethic and accomplishments in his amount of time at NCSD could not be better acknowledged and appreciated. I was also invited as a student at the middle school to be a member of the construction committee and aid in the decisions made concerning design and layout of what is now BMS. I cannot tell you how many late nights were spent on my part, but want to make dual note this was a grain of salt in comparison to the work done by Mr. Callaghan. He spent hours upon hours working on that (now complete, and well done might I add) project, and would still come support us at our basketball games when he had the opportunity.

I cannot express enough how thankful I am for all Mr. Callaghan has done for me and for this community, nor can I express how truly devastated I am to see him go. His intelligent and hardworking daughters have became a part of who I am, as has his family. Not only did he raise them (well) for the past six years (along with his now collegiate son), but he became much like another father figure to me, and also helped “raise” this district into prosperity for the past six years. I’m indescribably grateful for Mr. Callaghan and am heartbroken to learn of his resignation as qualified, educated and accomplished leader of my community.

Lexi Pollock

Newton

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