Education Briefs for Sept. 17


First Posted: 1/15/2009

Woodmen donate flag to school
SHANNON — Ronald D. Burchette, representing the Woodmen of the World, recently presented Rex-Rennert Elementary School with a new 5’x 8’ American flag. The old flag’s last moments were spent half staffed, having been raised Thursday, Sept. 11, by Rex-Rennert’s elite fourth and fifth grade students under the supervision of Brenda Locklear and Janie Locklear to remember the seven-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.

Green Grove plans grandparent event
FAIRMONT — Green Grove Elementary School will hold a grandparents day luncheon on Friday at 11 a.m. in the cafeteria. All grandparents are invited to attend. For information, call 628-7433.

EOG Night set at Magnolia
LUMBERTON — Magnolia Elementary School has set an EOG Night for Monday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. Parents of students in grades 3-8 should make plans to attend. Dinner will be served. For information call Gina Jacobs at 737-5412 or April Hunt at 737-5429.

Donations sought for scholarship
LUMBERTON — Friends of Al Parnell Jr. are working to create an endowed memorial scholarship in his name at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The long-time Robeson County educator was shot and killed July 2 by an unknown assailant.
Contributors to the scholarship fund are asked to make checks payable to the UNCP Foundation, care of Teresa Oxendine, UNCP, P.O. Box 1510, Pembroke, N.C. 28372, with “Al Parnell Scholarship” written on the memo line of the check.

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