Retired teacher supports Ham for BOE

To the editor:

It is with great respect, honor, and interest that I support Michael Ham as a new Troy Board of Education member. The education of our students is about to receive a breath of fresh air with Michael’s board membership. He is a young man who has been a student in Troy, and has a zest for life that makes everyone he is around feel good. With his involvement, the future of Troy City Schools is certainly bright.

I first knew Michael when he was an eighth grade student on my team at Troy Junior High. He never failed to give you a huge smile and 110 percent effort in any activity. He has a quick wit and a strong work ethic. He is articulate, loyal, and displays problem-solving skills. Michael continues to impress me to this day.

Michael has many accomplishments: membership chairman of Troy Noon Optimists, membership chairman of Miami County Men’s Republican Club, entertainment chairman of Troy Festival of Nations, a board member of The Future Begins Today, and board member of Teen Leadership. He was named 2015 Outstanding Young Man of the Year by the Troy Chamber of Commerce.

With his personality, community involvement, educational background at Wright State University, and current employment at the city of Troy working on special projects, he is the newest bright spot in Troy’s educational system. As a board member, he will make thoughtful, caring, and intelligent decisions. I am proud to be in his wide circle of friends. Michael is a shining example of a Troy-educated, community-centered, proactive young man.

Pat Morris

Retired eighth grade language arts teacher at Troy Junior High School