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McKenzie Elementary Custodian Honored

By Emily Cassulo
By ecassulo@wbbjtv.com

MCKENZIE, Tenn. - A McKenzie man is being recognized as a hero to local elementary school students.

On Friday, Kevin Milton, who has been a custodian at McKenzie Elementary School for about nine years, received the "Silent Hero" award from the Tennessee Magnet newspaper.

The paper said Milton goes above and beyond, serving as a father figure to many children who may not have a caring parent at home.

He said he loves reaching out to the kids, and is sad when they move on to middle school.

"I get kind've attached to them, but they've got to move on, and I've go to let them, I guess," Milton said.

The Tennessee Magnet said it has been honoring local heroes for the past four years.