As a teacher I always tried to be fair to all students and not play favorites. But I do admit there were always those special students that really stood out and took a spot in your heart. Such is the case of Eddie Carter. He was one of my communications/journalism students. Though he was only an eighth grader when I taught him I could tell he was going to do great things with his life. He had enthusiasm and a charisma that was contagious. One of the things that impressed me most was how respectful he was to me as a teacher; always polite and obedient.
Eddie was one of a handful of students who have sent me thank you notes over the years. For those who know me well, it is a big deal to me to receive a thank you note. I remember being quite touched by a letter from Eddie as he was getting established in his career thanking me for helping light a spark in him to pursue something in the field of communications. For a short time he worked as reporter for a major newspaper and wrote several impressive articles for magazines. He received his law degree and clerked for a highly respected justice. He has been honored over the years with ethic awards in his profession. He is now a Professor of Communications at Brigham Young University.
Here is a link to a study he co-authored about how society still finds profanities offensive and limits them without harming the First Amendment:
Article on BYU Website