I’m aware of another THS alum that watched the “sold out” NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis without the benefit of a ticket or pass. Again, the individual had identified an opening in a “lock tight” building to secure his entrance. One isn’t born with that ability. It comes only through the daily practice of having attended THS.
Finally, yet another THS alum displayed his navigational prowess in driving his family onto the grounds of a working military base, by finding an unmanned, open gate. After several minutes of a self-guided tour, the family and their car was surrounded by armed military vehicles. Professing innocence and naïveté, the alum won over the soldiers and was treated to participation in a live ammo display by the army personnel. That type of thing doesn’t happen to people who attended school in a sterile box structure.
Just as a church doesn’t completely identify a community of faith, one particular building doesn’t identify a community of excellence. The end of the THS building doesn’t take away the ideals created in the responsible citizens that have graduated from there. It doesn’t diminish the community’s reputation for coming together to celebrate historic milestones, or raising incredible sums of money for a family in need. The same passions that have fueled both sides of the THS debate drive the spirit of a community with incredible accomplishments and a purposeful sense of responsibility. While I’m happy I got to enjoy the unique aspects of the THS structure, I’m most proud of the foundations that the school and community instilled in my life.
And maybe, any upcoming designs might include a few secret passageways so future alums have all the benefits of a Teutopolis education as they navigate their own way through life.
December 24, 2015Justin Heckert
This article appeared in the December 2013 issue and is part of Indianapolis Monthly’s celebration of longform journalism.
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