For many, the basketball games against Kirk Academy were just routine games, but for a few, it was their senior night. I have watched Erin Burleson play ball since she was knee high to a grasshopper. She has blossomed from one of the smallest on the court to the scrappiest there is when it comes to throwing herself on the floor to fight for a ball. When you watch these children grow as players and as people, it is a gift. It has been a privilege to watch Erin all these years and I have no doubt her energy and presence on the cour t will be missed!
Pillow Academy in Greenwood is getting a great leader in Marshall Academy Headmaster Bar rett Dona hoe. Coach Donahoe was at Marshall Academy years ago and led one of the best football teams ever, as well as being a solid force in the classroom. When he returned to head the school, as well as the varsity football team, the dynamic chang - ed in the halls. Coach Donahoe brought leadership and excelled in placing amazing teachers in key positions, as well as bringing unity to the school as a whole. His enthusiasm for learning is hard to match and his personal attention to students is unwavering. Great things are in store for Pillow Academy. I only hope they know what a great leader they have hired. Coach Donahoe will be missed by ever yone, especially this parent who wore him out on more than one occasion. His ability to calm in the middle of a storm is unmatched! Good luck to him, as well as his beautiful family, on their endeavors in the Delta