Do you know who's at the top of your school? Does he or she represent your school, district and characteristics of a leader? Well I'm a student at James Earl Rudder High School and I'm here to tell you, the person at the top of our school is an incredible principle and creates a great environment. I'm a senior this year, and while this has been my second year with Mr. Bennie Mayes as my principle, I didn't get to see how much of a great leader he is until this year. This year I've been an office aide, which is a senior perk to say the least! As I spend 4th period in the front office every day, I see Mr. Mayes. He's involved not only in the demands of being a principle, but also with the student body. He attends a lot of extracurricular activities, such as baseball games, football games, pep rallies, volleyball games and the RangerRette spring show. He always talks and makes jokes with me and the other office aides; he's a jokester which makes for a great place to learn and achieve good grades. I believe Mr.Mayes wants nothing more than to see Rudder prosper and its students to shine and change the world, and what better way to say that than with his incredible actions. Here at Rudder High School, we know and love who's at the top.