HE CHANGED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES FOR THE BETTER
AND TODAY THE COMMUNITY.
MOURNS HIS LOSS.
-- MICHELLE --
BRUCE DAHMEN WAS A PART OF MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR
FORTY YEARS, SPENDING THE LAST NINE AS PRINCIPAL.
HE PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT AT A UNIVERISTY OF TENNESSEE
WATCHING A FORMER MEMORIAL STUDENT PLAY.
NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER TALKED TODAY TO SOME
OF THE PEOPLE WHO KNEW BRUCE DAHMEN AND JOINS US.
DAVE - IT IS HARD TO THINK OF MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
WITHOUT THINKING OF BRUCE DAHMEN.
MICHELLE AND ERIC - FOR FOUR DECADES HE HAS BEEN THE
VERY FABRIC OF THAT SCHOOL.
HIS INFLUENCE IS FELT ON THE STUDENTS TO THE TEACHERS
AND EVEN PRINCIPALS AT OTHER SCHOOLS.
THEY GUARANTEE ONE THING - BRUCE DAHMEN'S LEGACY WILL
i would say the two words, bruce dahmen and memorial
EVERY DAY - FOR FORTY YEARS - HE WAS THE ONE THING
YOU COULD COUNT ON.
in bruce's life everything is always half full, always
had a smile on his face and everyday was cheery.
HE WAS EVERYTHING TO MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL - A TEACHER
- A COACH - AND FINALLY IN 2005 HE BECAME THE PRINCIPLE.
IN FORTY YEARS - HE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES.
we go through 500 seniors a year, so you're talking
about 20,000 students that bruce had an impact on
one way or another.
GARY KOLPIN STARTED TEACHING AT MEMORIAL ABOUT THE
SAME TIME AS BRUCE.
HE REMEMBERS THE WORDS HE HEARD BRUCE SAY SO MANY
TIMES TO STUDENTS - MAKE GOOD DECISIONS.
the kids that had the opportunity to go through memorial
high school under bruce's leadership will have those
words in their hearts forever...make good decisions.
TODAY - GOOD DECISIONS INCLUDED COMING TOGETHER.
tough deal, but i wanted to make sure you knew.
STUDENTS FROM FAR AND NEAR.
alright, love you man, bye.
WHO WILL WILL NEVER FORGET.
BRUCE DAHMEN PASSED AWAY WHILE WATCHING.
basket by jeronne maymon!
A FORMER MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PLAY A BASKETBALL
GAME AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNNESSEE.
FOR THE MAN WHO WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR HIS STUDENTS
- WHERE THEY NEED TO BE NOW IS SIMPLE.
last night when news broke where did we go, we went
to memorial high school and we spent time together
at a place that felt like home and that's what family
AND IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL THERE IS A ROCK - THEY
PAINTED THAT ROCK IN MEMORY OF BRUCE DAHMEN - AND
THERE COULD BE NOTHING MORE FITTING.
it is very fitting.
it is a rock.
bruce was the rock of memorial high school.
MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL HAS PLANS TO HONOR BRUCE DAHMEN
AT THE SCHOOL'S HOME BASKETBALL GAME THIS COMING SATURDAY.
DURING THAT GAME THE STUDENTS WILL REMAIN SILENT FOR
THE FIRST TEN POINTS MEMORIAL SCORES IN THE GAME.
-- MICHELLE --
DAVE THANK YOU.