Central Junior High & High School
7th through 12th
COMMENTS FROM THE KIDS
"Class is never boring! I learn something new everyday."
"He is such an amazing person. He is one of the hardest working men I know, and I respect him very much. Sometimes I think that I don't let him know how much I care about him."
"He spends most of his time and money for his students. He spends every Saturday in the fall with us to go to competitions. Sometimes we don't get back until midnight and I have never once heard him complain."
"He is a person not afraid to tell you something even if you don't want to hear it. When Mr. Casey give the band a pep talk it makes me want to be a better person, not just on the field but in society."
"I'm sure Mr. Casey feels like the bad guy sometimes and he needs to know that he's not. His students care so much for him past and present!"
"...if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be who I am today. We go through life wondering who we are. Mr. Casey had impact on me and my life. I have never had someone so dedicated."
"Mr. Casey, you're always so willing to forget your own problems and put all your energy for the good of the band. Thanks so much for the past six years!"
"He has taught me not only about music and discipline, but life lessons that I will remember for the rest of my life."
"Mr. Casey is my rock! He's everything and then some."
"He really strives to motivate his students. He's persistant in making us the best band we can be and he supports all of us."
"When my dad passed away Mr. Casey came to his funeral. Since that day I've learned just how great and thoughtful he is."
"He has all of my respect to the fullest extent."
"No one deserves this award more than Mr. Casey."