As graduation gets nearer, I have begun to look back
and reflect on my high school years. Academically, I have grown so much as a result of all of my wonderful teachers, but especially because of one who has truly inspired me — Mr. Croughan.
He has been teaching at Brawley Union High School for years, so long that some of my friends' parents even had him when they were in high school. Mr. Croughan has a reputation of teaching a tough class, harder even than some college courses. Many students who began the year in his class were gone by second semester.
The fruits of his labor were never more obvious than recently at the Imperial Valley College English Challenge, when his students took first, second, and third place in the essay contest, first place in the creative writing contest, first and third place in the poetry contest and third place in the language jeopardy competition.