Chivalry leads to May Kindness Award for FHS sophomore
An act of chivalry led to Frenship High School sophomore Matthew McCumber being awarded the Parent Teacher Student Association Acts of Kindness Award for the month of May.
Teacher Connie Pfanmiller had never met McCumber before he recently helped her out when she dropped her lunch, a drink and other items.
“Only a set of student essays remained safe in my shoulder bag,” Pfanmiller said. “Immediately after the mishap came Matthew running down the hall.”
Pfanmiller said McCumber picked up her lunch and her bag, then opened her door for her, carrying her items to her desk.
“I was touched to say the least,” Pfanmiller said. “I want to send praise and hopeful recognition Matthew’s way — what a good Samaritan, what a fine FHS Tiger and what a fine young man.”
Matthew said whenever he sees someone who needs help, he tries to do so.
“Helping people is the right thing to do,” he said.
But he said he didn’t help to get an award. He just saw a need.
His future goals tie into his ideas of helping out.
“I would like to believe that I could either become a teacher or a theologian. Pretty much, I want to make a difference in the world,” McCumber said.
As a student at Frenship, he is active in theater and choir.
“I really like the arts,” he said.
McCumber’s favorite classes are math, theater and choir.
His favorite teacher is Heather Byars, a theater teacher.
“She’s very outgoing. We have a very rowdy class, so she always has to tolerate us,” he said.
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