"The minute you step into the room and see the perfectly starched white shirt, pleated dress pants, and tie-and-matching-hotel-pen combination, you know you are in for an experience. It is difficult to find words to honor the outstanding Mr. Tubbs, an educator who gives his entire self to his students and remains supportive and involved in each student's life. His enthusiasm for history, and life itself, is infectious and unparalleled as he teaches to the whole student. Never before had I experienced such a challenging classthe high expectations, rigorous workload, and endless energy have fully prepared me for college and beyond. If there were an Olympic event in note-taking while listening to a lecture, I would win the gold medal, thanks to Mr. Tubbs! He raises each willing student to such a high caliber of education and professionalism, while still managing to have fun, that each is forever changed. Thank you, Mr. Tubbs. I will value you for the rest of my life."