Mr. Vanmeter was my 8th grade History teacher & Track & Field coach. I was a talented runner, but never felt motivated to participate due to nerves. This teacher pushed me to be disciplined enough to not only participate, but to be successful. Some days, I showed up strictly out of respect for this man. My 8th grade year, I went to state in the mile run. I don't think I ever told him how thankful I was, but I owe my base of character qualities to the lessons he instilled in me.