- Middle School
- Student Spotlight
It was dismissal time and I had lost my math binder. Of all the binders I could have lost, why my math binder? I had lots of math homework due tomorrow! After backtracking through all of my previous classes I turned to my advisor, Mr. Younts, for help. He asked if I had checked for it in my previous classes and I said yes, but that I thought I might have left it outside. So, I asked him if I could go look for it. Now here is where my story gets interesting. Mr. Younts said that I could go outside with a friend, but when I wasn’t able to find it outside, he helped me search for it inside the school. Remember, this is during dismissal time. He was dismissing students but he took some time to look for my binder. We went into Mr. Hunter’s history classroom and I didn’t notice immediately, but with Mr. Younts’ help, I found it laying on Mr. Hunter’s table! I was overjoyed!
In my previous experiences, teachers hadn’t helped me out quite like this. They would normally be in the middle of doing something and send me off to find the missing item on my own. I think this one instance really exemplifies what The Stanley Clark School is all about. The experience showed me that the teachers at Stanley Clark are so understanding. They understand that you have work to do and that your education is extremely important. With that aside, what I think is truly remarkable is how Mr. Younts was able to take the time to help me out. It took at least five minutes but he was willing to do it. (Oh, and don’t worry, everybody still got picked up on time.) This act of kindness showed me that he cared and that he didn’t want me to stress out about the situation at hand.
To be honest with you, I didn’t think I would go home with my math binder that day. When I did, however, I was reassured that I would be able to complete all my assignments and homework for tomorrow and not get into trouble. It was at that moment that I knew I belonged at Stanley Clark. That one act of kindness by Mr. Younts showed me, convinced me, and made me understand why I was here.
- Class of 2021