On This Sunday: Hawk Strong

11018866_10153130227529127_2859657727111889474_n Last Monday was a difficult day for my alma mater El Dorado High School (EDHS) in Placentia, Calif. 31-year-old photography teacher Jillian Jacobson was found dead in a classroom that morning in an apparent suicide. KABC-TV has the full story.

I did not know Mrs. Jacobson. Nevertheless, it is undoubtedly a tragic moment that affects students, faculty, staff and alumni alike. My thoughts are with her family, students and anyone else close to her.

This tragedy hits home for me as EDHS still holds a special place in my heart. I graduated from EDHS in June 2007. Some of the best years of my life were at EDHS. I made many great friends at EDHS, many of whom I still keep in touch with. With the exception of last year, I stopped by EDHS every December since I graduated to revisit the principal and teachers who still inspire me to this day. I hope to resume that tradition later this year.

I’ll leave you with this post from my good friend Bob Mooney, senior pastor at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda. Regardless of your faith, give it a read for he helps put this week’s tragedy into perspective.