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Mike Klopfenstein

Mike Klopfenstein, Adviser

Hi, my name is Mr. Klopfenstein, and I’ll be your adviser this year. Despite my dashing, youthful appearance, I’m currently enjoying my 25th year of teaching, the last 17 of which have been at SHS. I like teaching English here, but it’s Journalism teaching that I love, and advising the Journal -- well, I don’t think teaching gigs get much better than that. You may not recognize my face, but chances are you know my voice if you’ve been to an SHS football or boys’ basketball game because I do most of the public address announcing for those sports. I coached high school baseball for 24 years, but I gave it up a few years back in order to spend more time with my twin sons, Lincoln and Nolan, who turn 4 in January (Yep, I was pretty late getting on that train.). My wife advises the newspaper at Lawrence North, so when we’re not sprinting frantically after a 3-year-old on the loose, we get to enjoy talking shop at home. I’m eager to see where this crazy year takes us. In the meantime, remember that good work sucks (when great work is possible) and never underestimate the power of a smile and a friendly greeting!

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