By Nicole Landry Posted June 4, 2007
After eight and a half wonderful years of being at Albert M. Lowry High School, we are very sad to see our beloved principal, Mr. Kirk Brower, go. I was honored to have the privilege of getting to interview such a great man, and hear about his time here at Lowry High.
When asked what his most memorable LHS moment is, he sat back and laughed about when he had first come to Lowry High, he was announcing at one of the home ball games, and he announced the “Lowry Buccaneers” instead of the “Lowry Buckaroos.” “I knew instantly what I had just done, and I couldn’t believe it!” said Mr. Brower. Mr. Brower is going to miss all of the wonderful students and the great staff at Lowry the most. He is really going to miss the association with everyone, and all people that he has had the chance to work with during the past eight and a half years.
Mr. Brower feels that he has had many great accomplishments as being principal. One accomplishment that he is particularly proud of is the increase in the test scores; he is extremely proud of all of the hard work that has been put in by the staff and the students. Mr. Brower is extremely proud of all that he has accomplished in his career. Lowry High is a great school and is doing very well. He is very proud of all of the students that he has seen graduate and go on in life. When asked if there was anything that he could have done differently during his career, he replied that he wouldn’t change a thing except for he was too trusting of people at times when he shouldn’t have been.
Mr. Brower’s favorite part of his everyday work was “When I could help kids.” He absolutely loves to help people and he “likes to be a cheerleader for kids.” The students at Lowry give Mr. Brower the most LHS pride. The academics and the activities of the students at Lowry High give Mr. Brower much of this pride. He is very proud of all the hard work and dedication that the students put into their everyday school lives.
One lesson that Mr. Brower has learned in his career is “Never give up on kids, and that there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel. You can always show them how to do things differently. I care about them, and I want them to be successful.” Mr. Brower leaves the new upcoming administration with some good advice, “Take advantage of the strength and experiences of the people who work around you.” This will be a tremendous help to the new administration.
Mr. Brower looks back on all of his great times at Lowry High and all of the great memories he has made and feels very fortunate that he had the chance to experience it. Mr. Brower was an outstanding principal, and will be greatly missed.