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Updated: 06/22/2013 08:00:00AM

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Randy Browning and Shawna Butler, the chairman of the board and president/CEO, respectively, of KidsPack, will be partnering with Polk County Public Schools system raising money, food and cleaning products for tornado victims in Oklahoma.


On Thursday June 6, Focus on Leadership, Class XI participated in the Polk County Schools Oklahoma KidsPak Project. Pictured above are some of the class members with some of the items that were collected, which included Pop Tarts, breakfast bars, mixed fruit cup, fruit snacks, snack crackers, trail mix and raisins. There was also peanut butter, jelly, cookies / snack cakes, single serve cereal, pudding, chips, kids apparel items, flashlights, batteries, safety goggles and work gloves. For a list of items being collected you may contact our Project Coordinator, Myra J. Bryant at 863-686-3576. Those pictured here are members of Focus on Leadership, Class XI are the following: Shandale Terrell is the class president (in the blue shirt), Myra J Bryant, Veronica Rountree, Phyllis Woods, LaShawn Jordan, Yolanda Davis, Shannon Hawkins, Stacey R. Pough, Stephanie Kirnes, Janette McDonald, Gladys Dawes.


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In his last appearance as interim school superintendent, John Stewart had little to offer at the May 22 Polk County Public Schools Board of Education meeting. What he did have to say, though, was quite stirring.

Rather than speak on himself and his stint as the interim superintendent coming to an end, or comment upon the Board’s decision to Kathryn LeRoy the offer to become next school superintendent, Stewart spoke of an email he had recently received from a school teacher, Denise Price.

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