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Princeville Elementary gets special gifts

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Jamiya Hinton, 10, attempts to take a peak into her box before heading back to class Thursday at Princeville Elementry School in Tarboro. The North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children passed out Christmas gifts to the students and staff as well presenting a $10,000 check for the school.

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BY AMELIA HARPER
Staff Writer

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The students and teachers of Princeville Elementary School received special gifts Thursday in the form of a check for $10,000 and a special shoebox filled with Christmas cheer for each student, teacher and staff member.

The gifts came from the NC Foundation for Public School Children, which sent representatives to the school’s present home in Tarboro to distribute the gifts.

“We are very grateful for the help that the NC Foundation for Public School Children gave us,” said Annette Walker, principal of Princeville Elementary. Each of the teachers got a box with a Walmart gift card and a scarf, and each of the students received a box filled with what one of the students referred to as “cool stuff” like water bottles, slap bracelets and gloves.

Susan Hoke, communications coordinator for Edgecombe County Public Schools, said the school district was grateful for the help the foundation provided to the school, which was flooded last year.

“We were extremely thankful to receive the very generous donation from the NC Foundation for Public School Children. These funds will be especially beneficial as we re-imagine Princeville Elementary School and consider a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Their generosity and kindness will assist us in providing a supportive and fun learning environment for the Princeville students after experiencing tremendous devastation.”

Walker said the school would be hanging on to the $10,000 donation for now until the plans for the new school are complete.

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