Saturday, October 25, 2014

Morgan Potter of Montrose

Morgan Potter was an enigma. He was described by friends and co-workers as sensitive, caring and funny.  He was a very intelligent and talented young man who appeared to be older than his years.   

Morgan or Robbie as he was called when he was younger had a work ethic that most adults have never learned.  He was dedicated to whatever he tackled, whether it was the computers at school or literacy or wiring the fire alarms for church.  Once he began a task, he didn’t quit until he was finished.   

His accomplishments included receiving the Good Samaritan award through the United Methodist Church, designing the cover of the 2002 MAHS yearbook. In high school he was involved in Key Club, Student Council, Drama Club and band.  His love, however, was doing the lighting and sound for concerts and plays.  After he left for Broome Community College, Morgan could be found volunteering his time at the high school.  Morgan also attended Sky Lake Music Camp for two years and is remembered for playing “Jingle Bells” on his tuba.  He also attended the conference’s youth lay speaker series, as well as, the Wyoming Conference as a youth member.     

Morgan thought outside the box.  He was the only high school student who attended bible study in an adult class.  He wanted to know more about the Bible and didn’t let the fact that the class was a group of middle aged women stop him.  He participated regularly until he left for Ithaca College.  He participated in Leadership 2020 and was the only student on the strategic planning committee for the school district.  The adults in these programs listened to and learned from Morgan.  He brought a fresh new outlook to the task at hand.   

At Ithaca College, Morgan kept his grades up while working for the Concerts and Events department.  He could be counted on to get equipment ready and set up, even if the full time staff couldn’t make it to the school.  When his boss had surgery, Morgan stepped up to the plate and took over the department, setting schedules, dealing with vendors and interviewing potential summer students.   

Morgan touched many lives in his short time with us.  He will be missed.  

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