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Jim Morrow: More than a Driver’s Ed Instructor

BY GRACE PANTALONE

Sergeant James Morrow sits with a Michael Flynn as he works to help Flynn shoot the TOW missile. PHOTO COURTESY OF JAMES MORROW

Jim Morrow has been working for the Drivers School of Ohio for eight years. Before becoming a driving instructor Morrow was in the military, as a scout, for 22 years. After nine years of being in the military, Morrow was sent to Master Driver School. Prior to this he drove trucks but due to an incident off-roading, he broke his neck and lost feeling in both his arms and legs.

Morrow has traveled all over the world and enjoys a good adventure. His wife also enjoys adventuring with him. Together they like to hunt, fish and scuba dive. Traveling is something that Morrow has done all his life, and as a kid he lived in Bangkok, Thailand for seven years.

“It’s easier to tell you where I haven’t been,” said Morrow jokingly.

Out of all the places that he has been, Germany has been his favorite. In total, he has spent about ten years in Europe going on tours and trips, and he plans to take his wife to visit.

With a little over 5,000 dives, Morrow has scuba dived in the Bahamas, the Keys, Germany, Lake Erie and many other places. He took a scuba diving course while stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas and has now been diving for almost 30 years.

Morrow enjoys scuba diving and has gone on almost 5,000 dives. Above is a picture of him jumping into the water preparing for a dive. PHOTO COURTESY OF JAMES MORROW

“When I wasn’t working in the Military I was diving, I would go to a lake and dive the lakes,” said Morrow.

Even though Morrow is known around WHS for being the Driver’s Ed teacher, he has done many different things in his lifetime and plans to do more. He has plans to travel and scuba dive with his wife. Another thing that he really looks forward to is spending time with his grandchildren. So far Morrow has gone on many different trips all over the world and he does not plan on stopping anytime soon.

“Live your dreams, your dreams are possible. Never let anybody tell you, you can’t do something,” said Morrow.

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