Gina Rogers Smith welcomed a hosts of the Nan Nethery’s Teacher Academy students to the meeting, along with the Alcorn County High School and Kossuth High School Cross Country teams.
“This is why we work and do what we love to do,” Rogers said. “We are so glad we have all these students here with us this evening. It is our honor to recognize this special group.”
First up to receive recognition were the academy students.
Marcus Watson, a student from Biggersville High School, stood to address the board to give his thanks for their support.
“Being a part of this class at the Alcorn Career & Technical Center was a great experience for me,” said Watson. “It has helped me in many different ways, especially on how to just be a better person. Thank all of you for allowing us to be a part of the academy.”
There were approximately 28 students from the Nan Nethery’s Teacher Academy at the board meeting to show their appreciation.
Recognition of the ACHS and the KHS student-athletes was presented by ACHS Coach Robert Purvis.
“All of these kids from both of these schools represented our county very well,” Purvis said. “The girls finished eighth for the Lady Bears while the boys finished in third. I just want to tell them what a great job they did and how much we appreciate their parents' support. That really helped with our success.”
Other items of business to discuss included approval of fundraisers, assets, donations, leave and policies.