Dr. P.

Lowry High School asked Dr. Leonard Perkinson if he would be willing to make a presentation to their Parent-Teacher-Student Organization last week. The topic was "Your Teen's Health: What You Need to Know," and it was, in a word, fabulous. He shared general information about teenage health and then entertained over an hour's worth of questions, providing great counsel and aid to parents in their individual situations. He obviously has a love for the youth and the parents could feel that. Dr. P. has only been in the community for a year, but he is no stranger to Lowry High School, or to this community, for that matter. In fact, it was amazing to see how many different connections he had with people as they came in. There were those who were connected with this week's "Every 15 Minutes" presentation at the high school; he's involved. There were some involved with the Rotary Club of Winnemucca; he's not only involved, he's the next president! There were some with the Rachel's Challenge anti-bullying initiative; he's aware and wants to be involved. There were those involved with Lowry High School athletics; he's very involved. Community athletics? Absolutely. And the list goes on and on. There's an old adage that says, "They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." Dr. P. could be the poster boy for that slogan. He truly cares, and it shows. Kudos to Len Perkinson; we're so glad you came to our community.