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Schools celebrate fundraising effort

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Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools collected $66,800.69 for the United Way-Tar River Region's annual campaign.

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From Contributed Reports

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools recently celebrated another successful United Way campaign at the Dec. 3 Board of Education meeting at Rocky Mount High School.

The district collected $66,800.69 for the United Way-Tar River Region during the campaign that was held from Oct. 29–Nov. 2, which was the second highest total in the school district’s history.

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 Co-Chairman Rick McMahon presented certificates and congratulated the coordinators.

The highest total contributions were:

■ Elementary schools: Englewood Elementary with $3,973

■ Middle schools: Rocky Mount Middle with $2,648

■ High schools: Rocky Mount High with $5,000

■ Department: Central Office with $5,947.48

The largest percentage increases were:

■ Benvenue Elementary with an increase of 54 percent

■ Bailey Elementary with an increase of 41 percent

■ Parker Middle with an increase of 34 percent

■ Nashville Elementary with an increase of 33 percent

Nash Central High had the greatest increase in participation, from 82 percent to 100 percent.

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