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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Some schools held award ceremonies and parades to celebrate the accomplishments of students.
Jefferson Middle School held their last cookout. However, this one was a little bittersweet.
The principal of Jefferson Middle School, Jeff King, is retiring after twelve years.
The students got a chance to thank him one last time for a successful school year.
"I just think it's a tremendous privilege to serve the youth of our community. Although this is my retirement year, I'm very grateful to Fort Wayne Community Schools," King said.
Many of the students thanked him while picking up their meal.
"Mr. King means a lot to this school and me because he's like a mentor to everyone,” Zachary Purnell.
King said after he retires, he plans to serve in the community in other ways outside of education.