It was work as usual for Monroe City R-1 Middle School Principal Troy Patterson on Monday, April 9, or so he thought. The faculty and students had other plans though. Principal Patterson was surprised with the award of Northeast Missouri Middle School Principal of the Year presented by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.
The entire Dan Mudd Gymnasium was filled with students, teachers and other faculty, along with Patterson’s wife, Tisha and daughter, Bralynn, to give the award as a surprise.
Students sat eagerly waiting, quietly for the announcement of the big surprise.
As Principal Patterson entered the gym the students cheered loudly. Patterson smiled with confusion as he walked to the center of the gym and was presented the award.
Patterson commented by addressing the student body.
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