Humans of EHS: Mr. Steve Wilson

A classic


Micah Wengler

Wilson guards the lunch doors during 1st lunch, Feb. 10.

Hundreds of students walk the halls daily, but only one man truly sees them all. His name: Mr. Steve Wilson (‘Wilson’), hall monitor.

Each day, he gets to interact with all of the different personalities of EHS.

“I get to know the students on a one on one level,” Wilson said. “My only regret is that I don’t know everybody’s name. Everybody knows my name, but a lot of times I don’t know theirs.”

Wilson likes to poke fun at the students in the hallways. Although most catch on, some don’t quite understand.

“The 9th graders don’t get it yet,” Wilson said. “I pick on everybody, and the 9th graders don’t know that I’m kidding. The other kids I always pick on. We pick on each other. I’ll just kid em around about being in the halls too long or never going to class, taking three lunches, that kind of stuff. Just things I know they don’t do.”

While Wilson may pick on the students, he holds a special place in his heart for each one of them. All 2,000 of them. He has a ginormous heart.

“We’ve got great students here at EHS, and it’s a fun job to get to know them all,” Wilson said. “I miss them when they leave.”

Wilson does keep in touch with some of the students after graduation.

“I’ve gone to a couple of graduation parties before, and I went to one wedding for one of the kids. She’s a doctor now,” Wilson said.  “I see them growing up. From freshmen year all the way to senior year, by then they’re actually adults, and you see how much they’ve matured. I can just imagine all the thrills and excitement they’re going to have in their lives. I get attached to them, you know, and then comes along another group.”

So what does Wilson do on an average day of work?

“There is really no set description,” Wilson said. “We’re just an all around player. Whatever is needed, we do it.”

According to Wilson, they do anything from helping teachers and principals, to running passes and make sure students aren’t getting tardies.

“I remember being that age,” Wilson said. “So when they can’t seem to get to class on time, we hop ‘em along.”

Outside of school, Wilson likes to spend time with family. He has a wife, Pam, and two daughters, Stephanie and Sarah.

Whether it is his family at home or his family at school, Wilson loves both of them the same.