I was happy to see that three teachers who had a great impact on my life were recognized by the Pelican Rapids Press recently.
Jack Couture spent his career building a great band program. After high school, I missed band more than anything else.
Gerald Polley and John Mathison also were part of an excellent math program. When I took math credits in college, I had to take calculus and advanced calculus with pre-med and engineering students. I thought it would be very difficult, but I was more than able to compete with all of them because of the background I had.
The same is true about the probability and statistics class mentioned in the Press that Mr. Polley originated.
I took several statistics courses, and none were any harder than what we had at PRHS.
These three teachers and many others deserve recognition.
Rob Anderson (Class of 1969)