Thanks to Teachers: Allyn Adcock
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) —
Allyn Adcock has been a counselor for freshmen and some sophomores at Owen High School for four years. Several students tell News 13 Adcock helped them get through some tough times.
Sophomore Gabrielle Azerbaev says she did not know many people when she started Owen last year.
"It's really hard to come from a new school and make friends," says Azerbaev, "and, it makes it easier when there's someone you can talk to like that."
"Ms. Adcock has been a huge help," Azerbaev continues, "like if I had a conflict with my schedule or anything like that. She's just been there for me."
When sophomore Aubrey Hall had a problem with some friends, she knew Allyn Adcock was the person to help her.
"She's really sweet. She's open to anything. She listens. She respects others. She's happy all the time. She smiles a lot," says Hall.
"A lot of these students have things that can make it difficult to make them want to show up at school every day. And they show up and put forth their best effort. I feel so honored to be part of that process," says Adcock.
She adds, while it's important to guide and advise, there is also a time to stay out of the way.
"Just being quiet and not being another adult saying 'you need to do this, or you need to do that.' Really letting them speak their own mind and have direction in what they want to pursue and what they want to have happen."
Gabrielle Azerbaev says she is enjoying high school while working towards a bright future, thanks to Allyn Adcock.
"I think I want to become a pediatrician when I get older, so she's helped me make sure I'm in the right classes and taking what I need to take to get into college."