Many people change jobs multiple times during their lives. However, Athens Academy custodian Fred Bridges hasn’t done that. 

Bridges has worked for the academy’s lower school ever since he graduated from high school in 1974. 

As he celebrates 46 years of working there, he reflected on his experiences being employed at the private school. 

“When I first came, I didn’t know if I’d love it or not, but I just kept working, working, working,” Bridges said. “So I enjoyed working with children...when I first came, they put me with the little ones...I just loved it ever since.”

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