Nash-Rocky Mount celebrates United Way campaign results


United Way Tar River Region Executive Director Ginny Mohrbutter and United Way Campaign Chairman Thomas Moton stand with Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools staff to mark the school district's 2017 United Way campaign effort.


From Contributed Reports

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools recently celebrated another successful United Way campaign during the December Board of Education Meeting at Rocky Mount High School.

The district collected $61,923.53 for the United Way Tar River Region during a campaign that was held from Oct. 23-Nov. 2.

School and department level campaign coordinators were honored with a reception prior to the Board Meeting for their efforts during the campaign. Coordinators were also honored by having their photo taken during the board meeting. The photo was used in the December Sounding Board digital newsletter. Several schools were recognized during the meeting with certificates for various achievements during the campaign. United Way Tar River Region Executive Director Ginny Mohrbutter and United Way Campaign Chairman Thomas Moton handed out certificates and congratulated the coordinators.

Nash-Rocky Mount Central Office staff members and the Board of Education were honored for collecting $4,763.12 for United Way, while the three following schools were honored for collecting the most money on the elementary, middle and high school levels: Winstead Avenue Elementary – Highest Total Contribution for Elementary Schools with a contribution of $4,599.10, Rocky Mount Middle – Highest Total Contribution for Middle Schools with a contribution of $3,257.91 and Rocky Mount High – Highest total Contribution for High Schools with a contribution of $4,048.03.

Southern Nash Middle was honored for the greatest increase in participation by increasing last year’s participation rate of 57 percent to 100 percent this year. Four schools were honored for the largest percentage increase in giving. Rocky Mount Middle increased its giving by 71 percent, while Baskerville Elementary increased giving by 43 percent, Nash Central Middle increased giving by 42 percent and Nash Central High increased its giving by 39 percent.

The Nash-Rocky Mount Central Office and the following schools were honored for having 100 percent participation from employees during the campaign: Bailey Elementary, Baskerville Elementary, Benvenue Elementary, Cedar Grove Elementary, Coopers Elementary, Englewood Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Hubbard Elementary, Johnson Elementary, Middlesex Elementary, Red Oak Elementary, Spring Hope Elementary, Swift Creek Elementary, Williford Elementary, Winstead Avenue Elementary, Edwards Middle, Nash Central Middle, Parker Middle, Red Oak Middle, Rocky Mount Middle, Southern Nash Middle, Northern Nash High, Rocky Mount High and Tar River Academy.

Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies expressed his excitement regarding the successful campaign.

“I am proud of our district for going above and beyond to give so much to the United Way – Tar River Region. This is a great way for us to give back to our community since the money collected will go to those in need here in our local area,” he said.