RCS students earn Everfi Certification
Thirty of the 31 students in Karen Trickey’s personal finance classes recently earned Everfi Certification. The one student not yet certified was absent on the day of the test. “All students will be certified by the end of this school year,” Trickey said. The program focuses on financial literacy, including budgets, credit scores, investing, savings, taxes and insurance. Students pictured are Jamie Andrews, Christy Cash, Danielle Dixon, Colby Edge, Montre Gary, Liz Mangan, Dalton Pulliam, Caleb Reaves, David Rice, Chris Whitfield, Mark Williams, Kristen Wrenn, Jaida Barnette, Kate Branch, Kaitlin Dixon, Harrison Jones, Rachel Jones, Nicole Long, Darby Madewell, Makayla Maloney, Secorria Pettiford, Kelsey Pleasant, Adam Redman, Danielle Spearman, Hannah Teasley, Victoria Winstead and Cassidy Wrenn.
Raise the Roof Kick-Off Successful; Thanks to All for Help
Time and again, it has been proven that Roxboro Community School was aptly named at its founding in 2006. The spirit of community has been a key component throughout the school’s seven-year history, and that spirit was abundantly evident last Saturday night.
We held the kick-off event for our Raise the Roof on the RCS Gym campaign, and it was an amazing success. We raised over $21,000 at this one event, through the sale of event tickets, raffle tickets, a silent auction, and a live auction.
Many people worked on the front lines and behind the scenes to make our evening at Roxboro Country Club a memorable one. We are grateful to all the students, parents, teachers, administrators, board members, merchants, businesses and individuals who gave of their time and talents, their monetary or material support, and their moral support to help us begin the process of Building a Dog House.
Board members Dr. Tom Long Jr., Teresa Fox and RCS parents Tommy Winstead and Kendall Shaw did a yeoman’s job of organizing the event and soliciting donations from the community. These folks worked many hours to make sure the Raise the Roof evening was a memorable one.
The entire RCS Board of Directors gave of their time and talents as well. Other parent volunteers who worked to make this event successful were Trish Long, Bridget Shaw, Wendy Morris, Denise Wilborn, Cassandra Elder, Ellen Holbrook, Robin Coleman, Amy Winstead, Penny Allen, Tylette Cash, Dana Warren and Janet Isaackson.
The RCS cheerleaders, both JV and varsity, did an outstanding job of helping with the silent and live auctions and decorating the country club.
Mrs. Anne Bettendorf and her art students helped with decorations, publicity and submitted art for the auctions. We are grateful to them for their commitment to the school and this project.
RCS students and staff sold over 7,000 raffle tickets for the Feb. 13 Carolina-Duke basketball game. The three students who sold the most tickets were Dustin Humphries, Jordan Hall and Alexandra Prignano. RCS science teacher Mike Czysz sold an amazing 1,150 raffle tickets. That is the kind of commitment that makes RCS such a special place.
Debi Beeker, who manages the RCS front office, also managed the raffle and event tickets and helped out with nearly every other phase of this project. This may be an oft-used phrase, but it is certainly apropos here. We could not have done this without Mrs. Beeker.
We know we will probably leave someone out. Please know that it is not intentional, and we are truly appreciative of everyone’s efforts.
We are grateful to the following businesses and individuals who donated items for event and the live and silent auctions: Golden Corral, Datco, Pepsi Cola of Roxboro, Roxboro Country Club, Dr. Thomas Long Sr., Dr. Thomas Long Jr., Quality Equipment, H.F. Martin, Lynn Whitt Photography, Village Gallery, Rolling Hills Garden Center, Russell’s Ltd., Taylor Printing, Holler Enterprises, Legacy Building Co. LLC, Macbeth Ahrens, Skeeta Currier, Fox’s Suzuki/Kawasaki, Vesuvios, Tricia’s Espresso, Creative Crafts and Framing, McIntyre Massage, Wanda Ball, Shore Creek Forest and Garden, VIR, Dr. Matthew George, Walker Insurance Agency, Roxboro Health and Rehabilitation, Talbert Building Supply, Buff Burnette, Dr. Steve Garrett, Melissa Lowery, Tar Heel Chevrolet Oldsmobile, Triangle Crushing, Andrew and Anderson Horton, Hawkins Brothers, Gay Poindexter, Village Gallery, Southern States and Best Choice Landscaping, Joe and Nancy Berryhill, Kendrick Sanitation, Danny and Merrien Franks, DWI Holdings and Bullock Lumber Co.
Again, we offer a sincere thank you to all who helped us begin the task of raising funds to build a gym, auditorium, multipurpose room, stage, locker rooms and additional classroom space for the students and staff of RCS. Community support is vital to all we do here, and we are grateful beyond words for all who help make Roxboro Community School a wonderful place to learn and work.