Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers Recognition Brunch
The Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers Annual Recognition Brunch was held at Kingston High School on May 16, 2019. Allie Fair Keel, the program’s Regional Manager, hosted the event in honor of the 31 student participants, teacher mentors, and program support team at the high school.
Phillip Marshall, KHS Junior, opened the ceremony with a graceful performance of “What a Wonderful World” on the keyboard, followed by opening remarks from Senior Class Assistant Principal and TSTT Supervisor, Kathy Sellitti. KCSD Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, Beth Bonville, also gave a few words in recognition of this great program and all those who are involved. She closed with a poem by Leslie Owen Wilson, “Lessons of Another Kind.”
Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, TSTT CEO and Founder, gave her remarks on the successful third year at KHS, as well as ensured the students they are a part of a new community, the TSTT community. “We care about you and your future because you are the future,” she stated. “We want to make sure that you are successful. Wherever you are, we’re going to be there for you. We are going to keep you connected.”
Participant gifts of appreciation were passed out, along with a special porcelain green apple for the one graduating senior in the program, Brian Moore. The morning ceremony concluded with Board of Education Trustee, Reverend James Childs, offering his closing remarks about the wonderful opportunities the TSTT program gives students, and how it contributes to the diversification of the future workforce. “We thank you and congratulate you,” he stated.