After 46 years in education, the past 12 years as a member of the Sampson County Board of Education, Roosevelt Wright said it was time for him to move on after receiving a heart-felt thank you from board chairman G.H. Wilson Monday afternoon.
Wright, who did not seek re-election for his seat on the Board of Education, also received a plaque, as well as hugs and handshakes. Sonya Powell will take his vacant seat on the board, and was sworn in earlier this week.
“We just want to thank you for your service to the system, as well as your friendship,” Wilson said before handing the plaque to Wright. Assisting him was long-time school board member Mary Brown.
“I will always remember from the very first day that Mr. Wright came in,” Brown stated, “he told us that every time we talk to a child, we have to remember that we don’t know where that child has come from or what their situation is like. That has always stuck with me; we are going to miss you.”
A humble Wright thanked the board.
“We have had a beautiful relationship, and my prayer is that I will keep working with the board when they need me,” he said. “I will continue to support Dr. (Ethan) Lenker and his vision to make the system the top one in the United States.”
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