James Moore, left, talks with Baskerville Elementary School fifth-grader Mystic Hunter, 11, center, following the fifth-grade awards ceremony Wednesday at the school. Moore presented special awards, which included large trophies, to Hunter as well as Christopher Lynch, 11, right, and Taquaija Westray, 11, second from left, during the ceremony.
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James Moore, left, talks with Baskerville Elementary School fifth-grader Mystic Hunter, 11, center, following the fifth-grade awards ceremony Wednesday at the school. Moore presented special awards, which included large trophies, to Hunter as well as Christopher Lynch, 11, right, and Taquaija Westray, 11, second from left, during the ceremony.

Moore family hands out academic honors

“We understood giving kids these huge trophies would push them to want to behave well in school or strive to make better grades.”


James Moore
Annual awards day coordinator

By COREY DAVIS

Staff Writer

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The annual awards day programs for Baskerville and O.R. Pope elementary schools have become more than the usual parade of students receiving certificates or small plaques for academic achievements.

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