Blake Christensen has peered into every crack and crevice of Bear River High School in the past 20 years. He has buried pipes, installed sprinklers, replaced broken windows and repaired boilers. It has all been part of his job as head custodian at the school, and a large chunk of the 35 years he has spent working for the Box Elder School District.
But when the final bell rings at the end of this school year, Christensen will put away his pipe wrench, hang up his hammer and wind up his electri-cal cords for the last time. Retirement is calling his name. It will be a bittersweet departure. Christensen said the time spent at BRHS has been rewarding, especially due to the great people he has worked with, from the special needs students across the hall from his office who “hold a special place in my heart,” to those who work under him and “always make me look good.”
Read more about Christensen and other retirees in the Graduation section in this week’s Leader. Pick up one today.