Rumors about my father and I

Rumors about my father and I

Posted in the Summersville Forum

Derek Powell

Valdosta, GA

#1 Mar 29, 2011
There has been a rumor circulating about my father, Larry Powell, and how he is just on the school board to secure a teaching and coaching job for me when I graduate college. This is not true! Summersville was very good to me for the 19 years that I lived there. I'm thankful for a community that supported me in my education and when I participated in sports and other extracurricular activities. However, at this period in my life I am not interested in coming back to teach or coach. In my heart I will always be a wildcat, but I have been blessed and given a great opportunity where I am at now with Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri. I'm thankful for the opportunity that Kickapoo has given me to learn under one of the most respected coaches in this area. My father and I have talked numerous times about me staying in this area and he knows that is what I want. My father is also very supportive of Brett Reed and so am I. He has done well to build a program there and I think that everyone should support what he is doing because he has done a very good job so far. Am I saying that I will never want to come back to Summersville to teach and coach? No, I am not. I'm simply saying at this time in my life I am seeking options in the area I am now. I hope that this community can give my father and his fellow board members support in what they are trying to do for that community. I hope that everyone keeps them in their thoughts and prayers because it really is a stressful job and a lot of the time they are being criticized. The education field is struggling right now and I hope and pray that the Summersville community can unite and work together to make the community and school better. I also hope that the Summersville community can support my career path and the tough decisions I have to make after graduating. I appreciate everyone for their support before and I hope I can continue to recieve that support. Thanks for your time.

Bonnots Mill, MO

#2 Apr 1, 2011
Totally appreciate you taking the time to post this, you are a good man and have made the right decision to stay where you are at now. Agree, the community needs to be uniting to get this mess straightened up at the school. Those doing wrong are the ones that will answer to what they have done.

United States

#3 Apr 1, 2011
Whew. I am glad that is over. I can sleep now. Thank you so much for your time Mr. Powell. Who the hell do you think you are? Do you really think anyone around here cares about what you have to say? No! Anyone that would get on here and defend themselves has no clue.

United States

#4 Apr 1, 2011
You silly thing you! You took the time to read the post, digest the comment and then felt passionate enough to write a response, so it would appear that you do care just a tinsy bit! Yes, you can't defend yourself on this site which is why I suppose people like you and myself don't put a name. But I do respect people that attempt to face issues head on!

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