Every once in a while, a person lends the right amount of guidance and inspiration to bring out the best in you. This was the case with Betty McKenney, the New Richmond High School teacher that headed the school newspaper, and advanced English classes. I don't know if I would've travelled the path that I did, without the confidence and understanding she instilled in me.

She was a pioneer, understanding the value of computers and communication early in the development of the industry. Her patience and enthusiasm, along with Judy Bennett, opened doors for me that I still continue to discover. Thanks to them, and many others who have taught me so much, these doors are ajar.

Mrs. McKenney recently passed on after a battle with breast cancer.

These things just make me wonder if I ever thanked her enough.


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