Beloved staff member showcases heroic past
Vic Cole, a faculty member of WHS, is informally known for selling Relay for Life candy bars during the four lunch periods.
However, Cole may be a little more famous than we know.
In 1998, Cole was driving a school bus when he noticed a house fire over by Lincoln Way elementary school. After Cole dropped his students off, he rushed to the house and helped the mother, daughter and all of their pets escape the fire safely.
Cole’s heroic act landed him a spot in the Citizen Fire Wall of Fame in Columbus.
Cole came to Wooster in 1976 and was educated here. Cole liked the town so much that he decided to stay and pursue a career in Wooster.
When asked what he loves most about WHS, Cole replied, “I care about every student in this school and I always will, no matter what.”
Cole emphasizes how much he cares about students, even though it may be unrecognized by many.
“I will always care and never stop caring. That’s why I love this school so much, because it is like one big family,” Cole said.
Students are lucky to have such a kind, compassionate person walking the halls of Wooster High School.