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August 15, 2013

Learning Center has success with graduates

86 earn diplomas and GEDs this year



“I really think all the teachers out there loved me so much, they always helped me no matter what,” Farris said.  “I like it because you get one-on-one attention when you need it, no matter what.  I love them all; I wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for them.  I don’t know what I’d be doing, but I’m working now and I’m going to go to college.”

The board also received a presentation from Judy Nicholson, executive director of the United Way of Laurel County.  United Way is working in cooperation with local churches and businesses to collect shoes for Family Resource Centers in the schools as part of the inaugural “Dance Your Shoes Off Laurel County” on August 29.

“What we’re attempting to do; we’ve partnered with 19 local churches, Saint Joseph London, Jackson Energy, Senture and the Chamber of Commerce. We’re trying to get shoes for our resource centers,” Nicholson said.

Donations will be accepted at Thursday Night Live on Thursday, Aug. 29.  The next day all of the donated shoes will be donated equally between the school resource centers and will be available to students as needed.

Nicholson will be accepting donations at the YMCA gym at the Bennett Center from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. starting Monday, Aug. 26 until Thursday, Aug. 29.

Additionally, Dr. Doug Bennett, Laurel County superintendent, announced AP scores were up by 4 percent in both North and South Laurel high schools. 

North Laurel High School had a record high of 53 percent of students taking AP tests scoring three points or more, and South Laurel High School set a record high of 62 percent of students taking AP tests scoring three points or more.

Also discussed:

• Recommended approval of BG-4, project close out for Keavy Elementary School re-roofing project BG 12-288 and authorize the appropriate signatures and final payment

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