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Opinion: Remembering how much Wayne Colston cared
Mount Vernon Elementary Principal Wayne Colston watches as students file out to buses at the end of the school day. - photo by Tom Reed
Upon learning of Mount Vernon elementary’s longtime principal, Wayne Colston, passing away, I reflected on a time when he helped my then-second grade son through a difficult transition. Early in the school year, my second grader developed an aversion to school, nearly refusing to get ready to go. His teacher also told me he did not seem happy, despite her efforts to welcome him to class.My two kids and I were still fairly new to the community, having moved from another county the year before.