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Local news anchor Natalie Wilson
gives speech at elementary school
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Elementary School Academy (ESA) and Cook
Elementary School finished up their school year on ,
a positive note when Fox 8's 4 o'clock anchor (
Natalie Wilson delivered the fifth grade graduation
speech. Wilson, a native of Athens, Ga., was invited |
by her cousin Sam Davis,
who works at ESA and is the
founder of the Gentleman's
Quorum, Inc to address the
school's graduating class that
will move on to middle
school next year.
Wilson told the students
that they are at a key point in
their lives. She compared
their lives right now to a puz
zle. "I'm sure that most of
you are still trying to figure
things out," she said. "I
remember when I was your
age and it wasn't easy to fit
the pieces together. Tliey all
seem to go somewhere, but
fitting them in at the right
place might take some time.
You need to take time to
laxe sure mat wncn yuu put uic pieces in place
ley all fit together well."
Wilson asked the students to look at many
ireer choices and open themselves up to new
tperiences to find out their likes and dislikes.
"A lot of what you will find out about your
;lves will happen in the next three years in middle
school," she said. "There
will be all kinds of new expe
riences. Make sure the choic
es you make are good choic
es. Consider the conse
quences before you do any
thing that is different or new.
You have to make sure that
you don't compromise the
things that your parents have
taught you. I'm sure when
you finally get all the pieces
in place you're going to find
that life is full of adventures
and new challenges.
Challenge yourself to be
exceptional and don't settle
for less than your best. Do
your best in all that you
choose to do in life."
n this photo Natalie Wilson speaks to
th Grade graduates at Elementary
chool Academy and Cook
In this photo Natalie Wilson is pictured with Gentleman's
Quorum, Inc. Founder Sam Davis and GQ member Stefano
Homeless Count seeks volunteers and donations
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
The Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count are seeking volun
teers and donations for the July 2015 Homeless Count in
Winston-Salem. The Homeless PIT Count is a one-day, undupli
cated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals
and families in Forsyth County.
The count, coordinated by United Way of Forsyth County and
the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Homeless Council, helps
determine the extent of homelessness in our community. The data
collected is used to plan services for the homeless throughout the
Through efforts in the community to reduce homelessness,
chronic homelessness is down over 50 percent and veteran home
lessness is down over 72 percent in the last seven years. As part
of Zero 2016, a national campaign to end veteran and chronic
homelessness the Council plans to meet their goal of ending vet
eran homelessness by December 2015 and chronic homelessness
by December 2016.
Volunteers are needed to help with the identification and
counting of people who are sleeping outside on Wednesday, July
29 in Winston Salem and the surrounding areas. Volunteers will
count in groups of 4-5 throughout the county for two shifts, 9
p.m.- 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. - 4 a.m. Organizers will be assembling
bags of necessities to hand out to homeless men and women and
are seeking donations of pre-packaged food.
Volunteers may register by visiting
www.forsythunitedway.org. Donations can be delivered to
the new Samaritan Ministries building at 414 E. Northwest Blvd.
or to the United Way of Forsyth County at 301 N. Main Street.
Officials say that if you take items to the Samaritan
Ministries, let them know your items are for the PIT Count so
they can keep them separated from other donations they receive.
This picture is of Point in Time Count volunteers from the summer of 2013.
$25,000 grant to New
The New Winston Museum is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant
from the Frances and Jesse Temple Fund of the Winston-Salem Foundation. These funds
will support the creation of an interpretive plan and fund the development plans for the
The New Winston Museum will work with nationally renowned museum profession
als, R&L Consulting of Asheville, NC to develop these critical planning documents. An
interpretive plan is an important step in the planning and design process for informal
learning-based institutions like museums, where interpretation is used to communicate
messages, stories, information and experiences. A fund development plan will identify
opportunities to help ensure the museum's long-term sustainability.
"As we enter the third year of New Winston Museum's life as Winston-Salem and
Forsyth County's community history museum, we are taking careful steps to ensure
smart growth and long term sustainability," said Katherine Foster, executive director of
New Winston Museum. "This generous grant from the Frances and Jesse Temple Fund
of the Winston-Salem Foundation is an invaluable vote of confidence for the future of
New Winston Museum."
New Winston Museum's mission is to preserve, promote, and present the dynamic
history and diverse stories of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community through
education and collaboration. New Winston Museum's focus is on the history since the
creation of Forsyth County and our programs emphasize the role of history in shaping
our diverse stories. New Winston Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Museum hours are Monday-Friday from 12 pm. - 5 pm. and Saturday from 10 am.
-2 pm. Admission is free and donations are gladly accepted. Please visit the web site for
more information at wwwjiewwinston.org.
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