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Cumberland County Public Schools recognized three Students of the Month at the December meeting of the School Board, which was held on Monday, December 14, 2015. The students were first grader David Sullivan, the son of David and Patti Sullivan of Cumberland; fifth grader Willa Boyer, daughter of Ms. Tina Boyer; and ninth grader Ella Kinney, daughter of William Kinney II and Victoria Kinney of Cumberland.
Caption: Cumberland Students of the Month: David Sullivan and Ella Kinney. [Not pictures: Willa Boyer]
At the November 2015 meeting, the Cumberland County School Board recognized the efforts of Backpacks of Love, a local charity that was formed to provide wholesome food for school children outside the normal school day. Although based in Powhatan, Backpacks of Love has widened its service area to include both Cumberland Elementary School and Cumberland Middle School. Students who are in need of assistance receive a small bag of nutritious food and snacks packaged in backpacks which they can take home for the weekend when school meals would not be available. Two members of Backpacks of Love, Carol Allen and Pat Parker, attended the meeting to receive thanks from the School Board for their efforts to help ensure that no child goes hungry.
Caption: The Cumberland School Board recognized Pat Parker and Carol Allen by presenting them with certificates of recognition for all of their efforts on behalf of needy children. Both have been instrumental in making the program a success
Each month the Cumberland School Board recognizes staff members. The following staff members were recognized at the November 2015 meeting: Pamela Stepko, new addition to Cumberland Elementary School, who is teaching 3rd grade math and science; Rebecca Cannon Strittmater, former Cumberland student teacher who joined the staff of Cumberland Middle School this year as an English teacher; and Mr. Charles Hale, another former Cumberland student teacher, who joined the staff of Cumberland High School this year as a U. S. History teacher.
Photo: Mrs. Pamela Stepco was one of three new staff members recognized at the November 2015 meeting of the Cumberland School Board. (Not pictured included Mrs. Rebecca Cannon and Mr. Charles Hale.)
Cumberland County Public Schools recognized three Students of the Month at the November meeting of the School Board, which was held on Monday, November 16, 2015. The students were second grader Chimere Brown, the daughter of Cassandra Berry and Hasan Brown; sixth grader Taevon Marshall, son of Jacqueline Dale of Farmville; and tenth grader Bobbie Umberger, daughter of Elgie Capps, Jr., of Cumberland.
Left: Chimere Brown
Right: Taevon Marshall