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Will Perkins, Glasgow Daily Times

Friday will be my last day at the Glasgow Daily Times.

The past three years have been an amazing journey that I will remember for the rest of my life. It's been an honor to serve the Glasgow community and I appreciate every single person who has allowed me to write about their life, photograph their actions and ask them questions.

Thanks to area student-athletes for letting me document your academic and athletic milestones, and thanks to coaches for answering my questions, especially after tough losses – it's also been very rewarding to witness and write about your success and great achievements as well.

Thanks to teachers and administrators for opening your doors, letting me observe and write about your schools and classrooms. It's been very inspiring to see all of the opportunities you provide to area children.

I also want to thank the Daily Times for giving me the opportunity to be a journalist, working as an education reporter, photographer, videographer and most recently sports/digital editor. I have gained so much knowledge and I will always cherish the friendships I have built during my time at the paper.

As for what lies ahead, I will be following in the footsteps of my mom who has been an educator since before I was born. I've accepted a position at Glasgow High School where I will be teaching mass communications.

I'm very excited about this opportunity and new chapter in my life. I'm looking forward to working with the bright young minds of this community, and hope to help them not only find their passions in life, but help guide them to successful careers in the fields of their choosing.

So while my profession may be changing, I will still be an active member of this community – and judging by all of the potential I have seen in this city's classrooms, it has a very bright future.

In parting words to you all:

Farewell, but not goodbye.

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