‘More than just a principal:’ A-C Central students and staff say good-bye
A-C Central students and staff gathered in the junior high and high school gym on Friday after Principal Robert Sanders passed away unexpectedly last Wednesday. One student remarked that Mr. Sanders was “more than just a principal, he was our close friend,” and this was a sentiment shared by all of those who came forward to share a memory or give a statement at the podium set up for mourners.
Superintendent Tim Page told the crowd that Mr. Sanders was “all about” the students and “worked tirelessly” is his position as principal. Staff members and students alike remembered that Mr. Sanders was always encouraging those around him to “smile” and often told students to “never give up” regardless of what problems they were facing. One student told his fellow students, specifically indicating those involved in extra-curricular activities, which Mr. Sanders was passionate about, “we are his legacy.”