Fine teens

Fine teens My son Andrew is a Grade 12 student at FH Collins High School and last Friday, he accidentally left his iPod in Mike Toews' classroom. Given it was the end of the day, he assumed the room would not be used over the weekend and he'd pick it up

My son Andrew is a Grade 12 student at FH Collins High School and last Friday, he accidentally left his iPod in Mike Toews’ classroom.

Given it was the end of the day, he assumed the room would not be used over the weekend and he’d pick it up first thing Monday morning.

As it turned out, the school was hosting a basketball tournament, and a team was billeted in Toews’ class.

With people coming and going all weekend, his iPod had vanished by Monday.

The lovely part of this story is the response of Toews and Andrew’s classmates who, by Wednesday, had donated enough money to cover most of the cost of buying a new one.

There seems to be plenty of stories illustrating the failings of our young people and, as their parents, we sometimes are only to ready to look for them.

This was an act of pure generosity and kindness that should be recognized.

For any parents whose teenagers are taking History 12, Comparative Civilizations 12 or Law 12 with Toews this semester, feel proud of your kids.

They have done a fine thing.

Cathy Routledge

Whitehorse