Incoming CHS principal to tighten activity participants' academic requirements, encourage community service


Incoming Crestview High School Principal Dexter Day —between taking countless phone calls — says students should give back to the community. "All you hear is fundraising, fundraising, fundraising. But when (students) take, they have to give back," he said. "Go rake somebody's yard. Help some elderly couple. Do some good."

BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin
Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 03:43 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Dexter Day has come full circle at Crestview High School.

From a 1979 alumnus, sports standout and homecoming king, he now has moved into the principal's office.

The former assistant principal's last couple weeks have been a non-stop cavalcade of meetings, interviews and phone calls.

As command of the school transfers from retiring Principal Bob Jones to Day, "I'm still doing a lot of the stuff I was doing prior to coming to this position," Day said.

"You can't just give somebody a new job. You work them through it. Bob's very helpful in the transition. He's doing a great job of being a mentor."

Heading his alma mater wasn't exactly on Day's bucket list. Head coach and athletic director struck him as the real desirable job.

"I asked for it twice," Day said. "But you have to be careful what you ask for because what you want may not be what you need."

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