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Fountain Middle School honors beloved former teacher


Last updated 3/2/2021 at 10:46am

Christy McGee, APR, FFC8 Director of Communications

Jimmy Garcia's nephew Darien Unger (from left), wife, Katelyn Garcia and daughter, Ayda join Fountain Middle School Principal Dr. William Dallas for the unveiling of the Jimmy Garcia memorial bench on Feb. 24.

Last week staff and students at Fountain Middle School gathered for the unveiling of a bench outside the FMS Event Center that serves as a memorial to beloved former teacher Jimmy Garcia, who died last year after a battle with cancer.

"The Jimmy Garcia memorial bench was designed and created to encapsulate Jimmy's identity as an educator, family man, and his passions," FMS Principal Dr. William Dallas said.

The school contracted with a company who helped design the bench, cut the material using laser cutters, and powder-coated the bench.

Jimmy's wife Katelyn and fellow FMS teachers provid...

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