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Newest Little Duke Leaders--Nov 2014Cumberland Elementary School announced the newest members to Little Duke Leaders. Members included Channing Atkins, John Tucker Bowman, Bri-era Franklin-Harris, Darren Lewis, Sydney Winslow, and Anthony Worrell. Little Duke Leaders is an after-school program designed to develop leadership skills in elementary students by providing opportunities for students to assume leadership roles, develop character, engage in service projects, serve as role models, and demonstrate proficiency in 21st Century skills such as communication. Secondary goals are to foster self-confidence, to encourage a culture of kindness and mutual respect for others, and to teach the importance of interacting with the community. The group meets twice a month after school to work on student-led service projects. Examples of their leadership include writing cards to soldiers, visiting local nursing homes, collecting food for the food bank, conducting an anti-bullying campaign, and reading the morning announcements at the elementary school.


New members of Little Duke Leaders include Anthony Worrell, John Tucker Bowman, Bri-era Franklin-Harris, Channing Atkins, Darren Lewis, and Sydney Winslow.

DSC 0003Mr. Chris Copley, representing Woodmen of the World, brought American flags to Cumberland County Public Schools. These flags will be displayed in classrooms throughout the school division. Since 1947, the Woodmen of the World have presented more than 2 million flags to schools and other non-profit organizations.

In addition, Mr. Copley brought copies of The American Patriot’s Handbook, which the organization donates to schools, libraries, newly naturalized citizens, or persons studying to become citizens. The handbook provides information about important American documents, such as the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Gettysburg Address. The book also contains information about flags of the United States, the U.S. Coat of Arms, and American presidents.


Mr. Chris Copley (far right), representing the Woodmen of the World, presents American flags and copies of The American Patriot’s Handbook to Dr. Amy Griffin (Superintendent of CUCPS) and Mrs. Bernice Ford (Supervisor of Special Education).

DSC 0019aOn Wednesday, October 2014, Delegate Thomas “Tommy” Wright visited the Cumberland High School/Middle School complex. A frequent visitor, Delegate Wright tour the facilities, went in classrooms to talk to students and staff members, and had lunch in the cafetorium. During lunch, he discussed items of importance coming before the General Assembly that will impact public schools. Mr. Wright’s district now includes the counties of Amelia, Cumberland, Lunenburg (part), Mecklenburg, and Nottoway.  

Delegate Wright talks to student Josh Diesen about his career plans.

Main Page Photo: Delegate Wright and Superintendent Amy Griffin observe students in cooperative groups during English class.