Two good RHS teachers, two good people
It’s been 27 years since I came to Rugby in August 1984.
Since then I’ve seen many educators come and go but this spring may be the most difficult when two icons depart Rugby High School.
This is the last year for Ken Higbee and Bonita Lindseth. Their 19 years of dedication and commitment are impeccable. These two will be missed by many, but no one will miss them more than me. We are the old west-enders. For 19 years, we guarded the west end of RHS like a hen guards her chicks; before school and between classes, they were in the hallway. Supervising the students was a priority of theirs. They would talk to students, give advice, motivate them, or just say hello.
They care for their students; if a student tries, Mr. Higbee and Mrs. Lindseth take care of them. English class is perhaps the most time consuming class with so many papers to correct and so many after school hours. Mrs. Lindseth has worked many nights and weekends for her students.
Both teachers have built lifelong, respectful friendships with many of their former students. I have seen many students visit RHS after they graduate to say thank you to them. A thank you from me is not enough. It’s the memories at the west end and many laughs, along with great respect for two great teachers. They have given a good part of their lives to this community’s children, preparing them for the future. We will always remember them. God Bless.
Mund is a Rugby resident and social studies teacher at Rugby Jr.-Sr. High.
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