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Warriors Give Back to Community
In keeping with a tradition of dedication to our community, the faculty and staff of Weddington High School recently completed a record breaking campaign to join with Union County Public Schools and support the United Way of Central Carolinas in its mission to create lasting change for those most in need through strategic community philanthropy.
Weddington High School is proud to have once again secured 100% participation from our faculty and staff totaling over $18,000 in contributions! Upon hearing the final total, Principal Jonathan Bowers was humbled as he spoke, “I am truly amazed at the tremendous outpouring of generosity amongst the members of our team. We are truly blessed to have such a compassionate and caring staff.” Collectively the school has raised over $60,000 for United Way in the last four years.
In addition to the financial contributions raised in part through the vision and efforts of our on-site United Way Coordinator, Powell Williams, the Warriors joined forces with leaders from other schools within the Weddington cluster in participating in the United Way Day of Caring held on August 29th. Assistant Principals Dr. Joyce Dunlap, Mr. Marshall Gore, and Mr. Nick Paquette spent Saturday morning assisting a local family with yard work, refuse removal, pressure washing, and an array of other tasks.
Upon completion of the work and meeting with members of the family, Mr. Gore addressed the team. With a smile he said, “This is what it is all about. Getting out into the community to help our fellow stakeholders gives an administrator a great sense of connection to those we serve. It was a pleasure and honor to be able to work together with members of my Union County team to collaborate and mobilize through this effort in responding to the community need.”
Written by: Nick Paquette, Assistant Principal
Posted: Sep 22, 2015 by Anna Waldrup