Mr. Metzger has done more than change my life; he has transformed it. He created a safe environment at my school in our performing arts department. He accepts everything anyone does. He encourages us to live our lives to the fullest and to not let anyone stop us from our dreams and from being ourselves. He always knows how to make a person laugh. He uses the best sense of humor to take a student's sad day and make it a day just full of sunshine. Mr. Metzger is the soul of Wauconda High School’s Theatre Department. Writing this nomination doesn’t even begin to express my appreciation for him. I hope he realizes that he has changed every student’s life that he has had the chance to teach.