I was one of the lucky kids in Mr. Scothorn's 6th grade class, the same year as Mr. Friedrichsen. Among many great teachers at Freshwater, James stands out as one of my favorites, and I always hoped that I would bump into him one day so I could tell him so. What I remember most is his generosity and ability to connect with students. He had that twinkle and brought a lot of fun and creativity into all of our lives. I know he was beloved by many and will be greatly missed.