Khalid Mumin

Mr. Hughes was a beacon of hope and a leader who used character to focus on all aspects of a student’s educational experience.

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Mr. Hughes was the consummate champion of all children and an educational leader that all educators aspire to become by leading children to infinite possibilities of success.

As a champion of all children, Mr. Hughes leaves a legacy of motivating students to complete rigorous academic requirements, engage in student activities, express their individuality, build character, and have the confidence as graduates to compete and lead in this ever-changing society.   

Because of Mr. Hughes’s influence, the world is much better place, as he has groomed a cadre of activists, scholars, artists, athletes, and humanitarians who continually demonstrate the ability to lead and conquer any goal with hard work, resilience, perseverance, fearlessness, grit, confidence, valor, and swag.

The conversations I have had with students, parents, alumni, staff, colleagues, and community resonate deeply, as they have all shared special moments, conversations, and memories that continue to solidify Mr. Hughes as a legend in Aces Nation. From making the commitment to be visible amongst the students and community at events to making unscheduled phone calls with alumni to check in on their progress, Mr. Hughes had the innate ability to make everyone he encountered feel like they were the most important person in the world, because he was a great listener and a master of promoting open advocacy, passionate action, and success for all children.

Most importantly, Mr. Hughes was a beacon of hope and a leader who used character to focus on all aspects of a student’s educational experience, while using mindfulness as the pillar and support system for success. Moreover, like Lao Tzu, Mr. Hughes saw character as “your destiny.” Thus, the destiny of Aces Nation is limitless, onward, and upward because of Mr. Hughes’s commitment to live and lead for the greater good.

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