2009-11-12 / General Stories

Dear Editor

Dear Editor

I would like to express my gratitude to Coach Mike Organ, who had a tremendous impact on my life. Math in high school was very difficult for me. Then, I was placed in Coach Organ’s class. He was so helpful and we knew he cared for all of us. When I moved back to Lexington, I wanted my kids to have the same small town atmosphere I had. I know that when my kids go to school or into town there are many others looking out for them. I was so excited when I learned that Coach Organ would be teaching my oldest son drivers ed, because I knew my son would be around a man who was caring, funny, and understanding. I didn’t attend last weekend’s football game, but stood on my porch and could hear Coach Organ’s voice over the speakers. I had to smile. I see Coach Organ from time to time and always tell him that without him I would not have graduated. He always chuckles and says, “I doubt that, but thank you”. The last time I saw him he asked about my oldest son who is in the Army and that made me feel so good. He is a great person and I am thankful I had the chance to know him. Coach, we all still need you, love you and respect you. Thank you for being who you are.

Tammy Simpson Janda, Lexington LHS Class of 1988

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