Betty Kossick

writes from Calhoun, Georgia.

​The Legacy of a Smile

Ken Wilson spent 25 years in the classroom in one school: Battle Creek Academy. That’s quite a record for any one teacher. In his twenty-fifth year, however, he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. It was a devastating blow to a man passionate about God and dedicated to teaching youth.

Known for his love of academics from his earliest years in Akron, Ohio, he was always called “the kid with the smarts.” And he knew, before he ever graduated from Ohio’s Mount Vernon Academy, that he wanted to be a teacher. Though he originally thought about engineering, his heart led him to education. When he graduated from Andrews University in 1970 with two …

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