High school is an experience everyone goes through in their life time. One of the best feelings is knowing there will always be that one teacher; the one willing to do anything at any time to help you. For me that role is fulfilled by Derek Olson. Mr. Olson is always encouraging us to be the best we can be and gives us advice that brings you to realize this is reality. He is such a role model to a lot of students. It never fails to amaze me how much effort he puts into everything he does for us. With a baby soon to come and a wife to take care of, he takes hours out of his day to stay after school and help students with their skills. No matter what mood he is in or how he is feeling, he always shows up with a great attitude proving how great life really is. I wish everybody at Memorial High School had the chance to get to know how great a person he truly is and take a little bit of time to recognize his work.