Volume40,Number25 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, February 13, 2014
New principal sees great
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Spencer Hardy takes over at Parkland on March 3.
BY LAYLA GARMS
After nearly 38 years in public
education, Dr. Tim Lee, the long
time principal of Parkland IB
Magnet High School, is passing the
Shelby native Spencer Hardy
will take the helm at Parkland on
"Somehow I think that it's time,"
Lee, 60, said of his retirement. "It's
the right time for me and it's the
right time for Parkland."
A veteran educator in his own
right. Hardy has spent his entire
career in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth
County School system. The father of
four currently serves as principal of
Main Street Academy, an alternative
school for middle and high school
"It is a great time to join the
Parkland team," declared Hardy, an
avid sports fan. "They just won the
girls track championship and they
just won the men's wrestling cham
pionship for the eighth time. That
brings so much excitement as 1 come
Salem/Forsyth County Board of
Education member Victor "Vic"
Johnson recommended Hardy for
his first principalship at Atkins
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Photos by Todd Luck j
Young participants wear hoodies as they march into the sanctuary.
'Hoodie' service remembers Tray von
BY TODD LUCK
Ministers and congregants alike donned hooded sweatshirts Sunday
afternoon at Emmanuel Baptist during the church's Second Annual
Trayvon Martin Commemorative Service.
Young attendees began the service with a 1960s-style march in the
church's parking lot. Many carried signs with messages remembering
Trayvon, the black unarmed teenager whose Feb. 26, 2012 shooting
death at the hands of white Hispanic George Zimmerman caused a
national uproar. The "hoodie" sweatshirt that Trayvon,. who would have
been 19 on Feb. 5, was wearing when he was killed has became a light
ning rod, as many have claimed that that particular piece of apparel has
See Hoodies on A8
Damond Gaither performs spoken word.
Photo b> Kev in WaHter
Cheryl Lindsay is the director
of Human Resources and
Hanesbrands Inc., but to an
ever-growing group, she is
known for her annual efforts to
raise heart health awareness.
Read more about Lindsay and
her latest event on page A3.
BY LAYLA GAR MS
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As the debate about the viability, fairness and effec
tiveness of a state-supported school voucher plan rages,
at least one local private school is preparing to welcome
what it hopes will be an influx of new students.
The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Act,
passed by the General Assembly in July 2013, will pro
vide thousands of families with up to $4,200 to help
cover the cost of a private school education.
Implementation of the Act began Feb. 1. when signups
who are interested in enrolling their children at the
school with the help of the scholarships, said Donald
Wood, chairman of the Junior Academy Board of
"We think this Opportunity Scholarship is such an
opportunity for parents who had not been able to think
about making this type of move," he commented. "Now,
they may be able to put their kids in a Christian school,
and we hope they'll choose us."
If awarded to would-be Ephesus students, the schol
arships could be an economic boon for the small school,
which currently serves 17 students and greatly relics on
donations from the Ephesus congregation. Wood said.
? "We're excited about the thought that perhaps some
children may be able to get some of that opportunity,"
declared the father of two. "...1 think it'll be an enor
mous impact on the school. It'll be a definite financial
boost for the school."
Wood, a native of the Washington, DC area, says he
knows firsthand that students benefit from being edu
cated in a small. Christian setting.
"I was kind of an absentee problem at school when
I was a kid. and 1 ended up dropping out of high school
several times," explained Wood, director of the
Professional Development Center at Winston-Salem
State University's School of Business and Economics.
"When I finally decided to come back, I enrolled in a
Seventh Day Adventist school in Maryland. My life was
completely changed as a result of being a part of that
Ephesus was actively involved in rallying support
for the Scholarship Act as a member of Parents for
See Vouchers on A9
Photos by Lay la (itfiM
Donald Wood wholeheartedly believes
in the kind of schooling offered at
Ephesus Junior Academy.
Latest honor for WSSU senior comes from White House
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BY LAYLA GARMS
A Winston-Salem State University
senior is in the inaugural class of the
HBCU All Stars, a program of the White
House Initiative on Historically Black
Colleges and Universities.
Florida native Georges Guillaume, a
chemistry major who aspires to be a
physician and researcher, was selected
for his achievements in academics, lead
ership and civic engagement, according
to a news release put out by the White
House Initiative on HBCUs.
Guillaume is a Chancellor's Scholar
- WSSU's most prestigious scholarship
program - and has honed his skills in
research programs at Harvard and Yale
medical schools and as an intern at
Columbia University Medical Center. He
has also served as a tutor. Intensive Care
Unit liaison and community volunteer.
See All Star on A8
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