It’s a Great Day to be a Hornet
By: Annika Myers
Harmonicas. Hornet Pride. Great catch phrases. Joyful. These are just some of the great aspects of Wendy Parsons. Wendy Parsons has been a substitute teacher in the CUSD 140 school district for fifteen years. He could also be considered Eureka HIgh School’s number one fan.
This winter Mr. Parsons was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The schools and community have rallied around him and showed nothing but support. Macy Littell explained, “Mr. Parsons is such an incredible person. He is always happy and knowing that he is going to be my sub just brightens my day.”
On January 30, a girls basketball game was deemed Wendy Parsons night. This night was dedicated to honoring Mr. Parsons and all that he has done in our community. At the beginning of the game, Mr. Parsons and his wife were escorted out to the middle of the court by the girls basketball team. They presented him with pillow that said “You are my Sunshine,” a song that Mr. Parsons will play on his harmonica when requested by students. During halftime the band played a special rendition of “You are my Sunshine.”
“It was so cool to be able to play ‘You are my Sunshine’ because Mr. Parsons plays it on his harmonica during class. It was our way to show how much we appreciate him,” Rachel Meyer stated.
Tomorrow night is a boys basketball game and is another game dedicated to Wendy Parsons. Come out and show your support!