MERIDEN — The Platt High School football team has dedicated its 2018 season to the late Glenn Agnew, a South Meriden barber and active member of the community.
Agnew’s son, Ian, a senior on the team, came up with the idea. Specially-made stickers, with Agnew’s initials and a pair of scissors, have been added to player’s helmets.
Agnew died of a heart attack at 48 in May. He was the longtime owner of the Village Barber Shop in South Meriden.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity to show support for one of our students,” Platt principal Robert Montemurro said. “[Ian] came last year from another district and he became part of the Platt family very quickly.”
Montemurro said he was glad to see students honor a significant member of the community and support one of their fellow students.
“We as a school community always reach out to students to give support in or out of school,” Montemurro said.
Ricardo Maldonado, a close fried of Glenn Agnew, said he is thankful to the coaching staff and the high school for the support they have demonstrated. He said he is proud to be an alumni of the Platt football team.
Maldonado said Agnew would occasionally give haircuts to several members of the football team.
“It’s a great way to honor a fellow citizen of Meriden who supported the football team,” Maldonado said.
Early next month, Maldonado will be one of three hosts of the first annual Glenn Agnew Family Fun Day at American Legion Post 45. The fundraiser will be a celebration of his life and will benefit Glenn Agnew’s children.