This year is the last year for the Y & G advisor, Ray Johnston. (Affectionately known as Ray J or Papa J.) He is retiring, after who knows how many years in the program, and probably even more years of teaching.

He was originally intending to stay the entire year, due to health reasons, his last day of teaching was March 31. He will continue to come to school to work on the ASB books, and will be the Y&G advisor on a volunteer basis.

There was a Staff Recognition assembly his last day, and he was the last staff member to be recognized. As he accepted his award, he recieved a standing ovation from the students. I was near him, and I noticed that he was close to tears. I was too.

Ray J
"OK, you guys"
We will miss you!