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Bruce Knowles: Homegrown Hero

Recently, Mrs. Bishop's homeroom class was presented with a great opportunity to recognize a member of our community as our "Homegrown Hero". After talking with her students, Mrs. Bishop and her class realized that they needed to look no further than within the doors of this school. Bruce Knowles; a man who served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Just Cause, where he earned a Purple Heart, works as a Custodian here at the school. Bruce volunteers at the school throughout the year, offering up his knowledge of the events to students studying those topics. Bruce's grandfather was also in the military, serving under General Patton during World War II, and Bruce passes down stories from him to the students he encounters. Mr. Knowles also provides a military drill simulation to the seventh grade classes, an exciting event for all the students and one that Bruce really seems to enjoy. Bruce never hesitates to strike up conversation with the students of Edwards County and takes a genuine interest in their well-being, often reminding them of the importance of respect. Mr. Bruce Knowles is a proud veteran, a great influence within the school and the community, and our very own "Homegrown Hero".

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Edwards County CUSD 1361 West Main StreetAlbion, IL  62806


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