NASHVILLE – Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education were recently recognized by the United Way Tar River Region for outstanding contributions during the 2012 United Way Campaign.
Lisa Nelson and Neill Nelson, owners of Davenport Auto and 2012 Campaign Chairs, joined United Way of Tar Region Executive Director Ginny Mohrbutter to show appreciation for school system employees who raised nearly $65,000, the second highest amount for the school system in the history of giving to the United Way campaign.
They also thanked Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson and other staff who encouraged participation.
“As one of our largest employers, the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System and employees have a profound impact on our community.” Nelson said. “We thank Dr. Jackson for his invaluable leadership and for the numerous employees across the district who give to United Way.”
Schools and departments were recognized in three categories: highest contributions, largest percentage increase, and 100 percent participation. Schools and departments received framed certificates for their support.
Schools honored for the highest contributions include:
- Benvenue Elementary School – raising $3,306.58.
- Southern Nash Middle School – raising $3,582.58.
- Northern Nash High School–raising $4,355.00.
Schools recognized for the largest percentage increase include:
- With a 27.3 percent increase, Pope Elementary School.
- With an 29.6 percent increase, Nash Central Middle School.
- With a 45.6 percent increase, Nash Central High School.
- With a 9.6 percent increase, NRMPS Central Office.
Schools and Departments with 100 percent Participation
- Baskerville Elementary School.
- Benvenue Elementary School.
- Coopers Elementary School.
- Englewood Elementary School.
- Hubbard Elementary School.
- Johnson Elementary School
- Middlesex Elementary School.
- Nashville Elementary School.
- Pope Elementary School.
- Red Oak Elementary School.
- Spring Hope Elementary School.
- Swift Creek Elementary School.
- Williford Elementary School.
- Winstead Avenue Elementary School.
- Nash Central Middle School.
- Parker Middle School.
- Southern Nash High School.
- Tar River Academy.
- Child Nutrition Department.
- Maintenance Department.
Dr. Jackson also thanked school employees for supporting the United Way Campaign.
“The United Way plays a major role in improving the quality of life for children and adults in our community,” Jackson said. “We thank our staff members who recognize this impact and continue to give generously.”
The United Way Tar River Region has served the local community for more than 60 years, working in all towns and communities across the twin-county region. Through donations, the United Way Tar River region funds 41 health and human service programs in partnership with 21 non-profit agencies, as well as, assist with hundreds of yearly information, referral and volunteer inquiries.
This support helps thousands of local citizens each year.