BGS Guardian Angel

BGS Guardian Angel
Posted on 09/06/2016
BGS Guardian Angel
On Wednesday, August 31, the Benton Grade School students gathered together in front of the school anxiously awaiting for a very special person that would soon be exiting the building to join them. This very special person, long time BGS friend and dedicated volunteer is known as "Mr. A." (Mr. Gene Alexander) 

Following is the announcement and dedication provided by Superintendent Dr. Jay Goble: 

"What many of you young people probably don’t know is that Mr. A is more than that nice guy who shows up every morning to read to you. Mr. A. was actually a teacher and a principal here at Benton Grade School. But more importantly, ever since Mr. A. retired as a principal he has been our district's guardian angel. Mr. A is always there to offer his assistance in times of need. Mr. A comes in and paints rooms for us in the summer, he watches over you guys in the mornings and reads to you, he joins you for lunch and breakfast almost every day, helping to keep a watchful eye over all of us. Also, when Mr. A sees a financial need he is always willing to find a way to try to help. Mr. A doesn’t want to talk about and really doesn’t want folks to know about his generosity, so we won’t get specific, but it is important for all of you to know that Mr. A is this school district's, and this community's, angel on earth. We are all blessed that Mr. A has chosen us and the community of Benton as the place he has decided to watch over. So as a small token of our appreciation, we would like to officially dedicate this roadway in Mr. A’s honor. So without further delay, I am proud to decree that from this day forward, this roadway will be known as Mr. A Way!! 
Please unveil the signs! Mr. A thank you for all you do. While we could never adequately repay you for the countless ways you make this school and our community better, we hope you enjoy this small token of our appreciation and that you are proud of Mr. A Way…we certainly are."
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