June 10, 2008 · Updated 5:10 PM
weird thing now is leaving Spectrum, he said. Its been a place thats basically been home to me for a long time. I consider my teachers there to be my friends. They taught me more than anyone possibly could imagine.
Dowden said outgoing principal Wendelyn has made an incredible difference in his life.
I have no idea where I would be right now if it wasnt for him. Hes been the most influential person in my life, he said. I owe everything I am today to him.