Last year, then-Northview Middle School Principal Matt Kaiser noticed 8th grader Angel Guerrero always had a book about U.S. Presidents in his arms while walking down the hall. The two began discussing their favorite presidents and history on a regular basis.
Fast forward to last summer when Angel was nominated to be Washington Township Schools nominee to attend the “Future Presidents of America” week-long workshop at the Benjamin Harrison House. His passion for the presidents really took hold, and now Angel who is a freshman at North Central High School is a docent at the Harrison House.
“I give tours every Saturday to everyone from student groups to veterans,” Angel says. He noted that his favorite room, and that of many visitors, is the Benjamin Harrison’s Library. When asked what might surprise us about the President Harrison, Angel points out not many know about the conflict the U.S. had with Chile during Harrison’s presidency. While Angel is an expert on many presidents, he names John F. Kennedy as his favorite.
Angel, with aspirations to be president, first wants to join the Navy to serve and protect his country, then be Governor for the experience before running for the highest office in the land. His love of learning continues being nurtured at North Central, where it is not surprising history is his favorite class.
On this President’s Day, we salute learners like Angel who strive to learn while sharing their knowledge with others.