I am very proud of George Smith. As you will be able to tell in today’s story in the Times, he has faced more and different kinds of adversity than many young men. He was a wonderful, assiduous student in my class, and he is a cherished friend. And Reshard Langford, also mentioned in the article, is a former student as well, and deserves similar appreciation. I’m glad to see them both praised in the paper of record.