VOK: 12.20

Willie Parks:

photo by Shae Look

TKC: What is the craziest experience you’ve had as a walking counselor?

Parks: “I did have to come across a lunch table to grab a girl from jumping on a guy during lunch. She was probably about 4 foot 5 and 80 pounds, she was feisty though. She wouldn’t stop so I ended up carrying her all the way to the principal’s office. The quickest way to get to her was over the table.”

TKC: What’s something you look forward to every day?

Parks: “Talking to the students. There’s always something interesting about what they have to say each day, some drama that they’ve been in. It kinda helps me relive my glory days of high school.

photo by Shae Look

Lorenzo Brinkley:

TKC: What is the craziest experience you’ve had as a walking counselor?

Brinkley: “We had this potential lock down situation and we were looking for this kid for like three hours and Coach Woolf ended up finding him sleeping in the back seat of a car in the parking lot. That was a crazy experience. It was a potential gun situation about four years ago and we were all looking around for these particular kids and there was this one guy we were looking for all day. Woolf ended up going to the parking lot for some reason and when we passed the car I saw him sleeping in the back seat of a random car in the junior lot. It was one of the weirdest experiences.

Brinkley: “There were these two girls fighting and the one girl I felt like she had no business barking up this tree, so when the fight was taking place the smaller of the two ran into this big punch and it took forever but I caught her and it was still a bad fight. I don’t like the fights.”

TKC: What’s something you look forward to every day?

Brinkley: “Just the relationships I have with all the students. There is never a dull moment and there is always something fun. I just try to treat everyone fair. My deal is to uplift anyone that needs it cause I feel like I’m smiling, you shouldn’t be frowning.