Every year the Forbush yearbook staff dedicates the yearbook to a deserving individual who has had an important role at Forbush High School. They carefully choose a qualified person who represents the good spirit of Forbush High School. The recipient who gets this honor is announced at the yearbook dedication ceremony where the students and staff gather together while the entire yearbook staff stands on stage and the teacher representative and yearbook editor announce who the yearbook has been dedicated to for that year.
This year was the 50th edition of the Forbush yearbook, so the yearbook staff had to pick a very special person for the dedication. The 2017 Forbush yearbook was dedicated to Howard McKnight.
This is not the first yearbook McKnight has had dedicated to him. He also was honored with a dedication in the 1988 yearbook. He’s been a part of Forbush High since the very beginning. He taught science starting in the fall of 1968. He also served as an athletic trainer, and as sponsor of the student council. He achieved a master’s in biology from Appalachian, and was involved with the start of the AP program at Forbush. He taught AP Biology and chaired the science department. In 1988 and 1996, he was named Forbush High School Teacher of the Year.
Today McKnight serves on the school board and has a role in the Forbush Beautification Committee. Over the years, he has inspired many students and earned the respect of his colleagues. This is why he is being honored with this special dedication. His involvement means a lot to Forbush High School, and this dedication demonstrates the students’ appreciation and respect for him and all his hard work for the school.
Sydney Dinkins is a student at Forbush High School.