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‘The Kings Mountain Herald
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Local educator receives international acclaim
Connie Phifer Savell, a member
of Beta Epsilon chapter of The
Delta Kappa Gamma Society Inter-
national, has been selected to at-
tend the 2010
Leadership/Management Seminar
at the McCombs School of Busi-
ness, University of Texas, Austin,
June 27-July 9, 2010.
International president, Dr. Car-
olyn Rants, Iowa, cites that “This
intense educational training is
taught by world-renown experts in
the field of management and in-
cludes course work in interpersonal
communication, leading across
generations, conflict resolution, ef-
fective decision-making, advocacy,
negotiation skills, grant writing and
fundraising, thinking on your feet,
and wellness. This training is val-
ued in excess of $6,000.”
Golden Gift Fund committee
chair, Alice Carrier of Vermont,
praised the selected participants
saying, “The diversity of the group
will provide extraordinary net-
working and learning opportuni-
ties.
“Every level of education is rep-
resented, including a library spe-
cialist and speech pathologist. As
these talented and skilled women
use their new-found skills and abil-
ities, they will enrich both their
profession and their communities.”
Over the past 30 years, the So-
ciety has selected and financed the
leadership training of over 600 of
the 107,000 members living in 17
countries.
Established in 1929, the society
defines its mission as promoting
professional and personal growth
of women educators and excellence
in education. :
This organization of key women
educators provides numerous ben-
efits, including scholarships, world
fellowships to women who are not
members, grants and stipends for
research and special projects, pre-
sentations at professional meetings,
opportunities to write for a ju-
ried/peer reviewed publication,
participation in community service
projects that benefit education and
making a difference in the lives of
women, children and youth.
Connie Phifer Savell was se-
lected for this honor for her work’
in the society, abilities as a profes-
sional educator, and involvement in
her community. Connie is currently
serving the Society as Secretary on
the state level.
Connie said, “This opportunity
to meet and study with leaders
from other areas of the world will
provide me a new avenue for my
+ personal and professional develop--
ment. I will study with women ed-
ucators from Finland, Iceland and
20 states as I improve my leader-
ship skills.”
The honor organization of key
women educators was formed in
Austin, Texas on May 11, 1929, by
Dr. Annie Webb Blanton from a nu-
cleus of 12 founders representing
all levels of education, kinder-
garten through university.
_ Professor of rural education at
the University of Texas, Dr. Blan-
ton was elected president of the
Texas State Teachers” Association
in 1916, the first woman to hold
that office.
Blanton was also the first
woman to serve Texas as State Su-
perintendent of Public Instruction,
having been elected in 1918. More
than 2,000 members are expected
to attend the International Conven-
tion in Spokane, Washington, July
20-24, 2010.
DAR honors essa
y winners
Early inhabitants Relay for Life
of Piedmont Calendar
at museum of Events by BETTY MASTERS
Club Reporter
The Kings Mountain His- Mark you calendar for
torical Museum is hosting its
new exhibit “Early Inhabi-
tants of the Western Pied-
mont” which = will run
through May 1.
This exhibit features pri-
vate and other museum col-
lections of early pottery,
basketry and weapons from
. the Native Indians and early
pioneers that lived in the
Western Piedmont many -
years ago.
The Museum is open
Tuesday-Saturday from 10
a.m.-4 p.m., located in the
Old Post Office at 100 East
Mountain Street, Kings
Mountain; NC 28086:
For more information,
call 704-739-1019 or e-mail
kmhmuseum@bellsouth.net
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April Relay for Life events
in Kings Mountain.
April 10 the Parade of
Tables will benefit Relay
for Life at the Senior Cen-
ter at 6 p.m.
April 15 cancer sur-
vivors will be honored at
dinner at 6 p.m. at Boyce
Memorial ARP Church.
Survivors should make
reservations with Becky
Cain at 704-692-6094.
April 19 is Bank Night
Department at 6:30 p.m.
Shirts can be picked up at
April 23: Relay for Life
at 6 p.m. at Kings Moun-
ning with Survivor Walk.
Y to host Healthy Kids Day
As part of a nationwide effort to encourage kids to get mov-
ing, the Dover Foundation YMCA and the Cleveland County
Asthma Coalition will host YMCA Healthy Kids Day & Asthma
Expo, the nation’s largest health day for kids and families, on
April 17 from 10 am.-1 p.m.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day & Asthma Expo is filled with fun,
engaging and creative activities that foster healthy living, and is
a part of the YMCA’s efforts to help kids and families become
physically active. All activities are free and open to the public.
Regent Norma Fuchs
called to order the Col. Fred-
erick Hambright Chapter of
the Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution (D.A.R.)
meeting at 4 p.m. February
23 at Mauney Memorial Li-
"brary. There were 25 persons
present, including 14 D.A.R.
‘members.
Regent Fuchs and Chap-
lain Margaret Ledford led
the ritual. Margaret McGin-
nis led the singing of “The
Star Spangled Banner”.
Becky Scism led the pledges
to the U.S. and N.C. Flags.
Robin Meyer led The
American’s Creed.”
. Betty Masters presented
the three American History
Essay winners and they each
read their essay about the
“Transcontinental Railroad”.
Gibson Conner and Jackson
Hendricks from Kings
Mountain Intermediate
School were the 6th grade
co-winners. Erica Carpenter
was the winner from the 7th
grade at Kings Mountain
Middle School and Taquisha
Smith was the 8th grade
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Essay winners from the Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter Daughters of
the American Revolution are, left to right, Gibson Conner (6th grade co-win-
ner), Erica Carpenter (7th grade winner), Norma Fuchs (Club Regent) and
Jackson Hendricks (6th grade co-winner).
winner. Taquisha Smith was
not able to attend the meet-
ing. These young people did
a wonderful job. They will
receive a certificate and
medal at the awards day at
the end of school.
Refreshments were
served after the meeting.
Saturday, March 27, the
club went to Lincolnton to
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The D.A.R. met Tuesday,
March 23rd at Mauney Li-
brary. Guest speaker was
Kathleen Blake.
Being there was no other
business, the meeting was
adjourned by Regent Fuchs
at 5 p.m.
Annual Career Day at CCC
Cleveland Community College will again host the annual
Career Day event on Wednesday, April 14. The event is co-
sponsored by Burns, Crest, Kings Mountain and Shelby high
schools. Approximately 2,000 juniors and seniors from the
area high schools will be on the CCC campus to explore ca-
reer options.
Each student is pre-registered for three sessions. Each 40-
minute session will be a workshop conducted by an expert in
the field. Students have nearly 50 careers to choose from in-
cluding business management, education, journalism, music,
real estate and trucking. Students have the opportunity to ask
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