On May 20 you published a photo of Mackenzie Cruce, Berkeley County’s Top First-Year Teacher.

We all have our heroes. For me, Nelson Mandela and Vaclav Havel come immediately to mind. I am adding Mackenzie Cruce of Goose Creek High School to my list. Ms. Cruce’s recognition of the importance of “relationships with her students” implies she already possesses more wisdom than a majority of adults older than herself.

Mackenzie Cruce is a true and budding hero.

RICH BENNETT

Winged Foot Court

Johns Island