by Alexandra Augustak and Nina Mariotti With the school year now in full swing, Richard Thomas has come to know and love Branford High School. He transferred here at the start of the year after teaching at Meriden High School. When asked about comparing BHS to his old school, Mr. Thomas exclaimed that he’s much happier here. “The students and teachers are so easy to work with,” he says. Mr. Thomas found his inspiration to become a teacher when he was just a sophomore in high school while taking Algebra 2 and incidentally, he now teaches Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 block at BHS. While he’s getting acquainted with the students, Mr. Thomas wants to share his advice to everyone: “Work hard now so it’ll be easier later on.” Mr. Thomas, welcome to the BHS community!