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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

School board's special night for students is welcome

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Franklin County School Board may have started a tradition Monday night.

During the course of a school year, student accomplishments are plentiful, and many of these students are officially recognized by board members. In the past, this recognition has often taken place during regularly scheduled board meetings.

But some school board members have wanted for some time to change that in order to bring more attention to the recognition rather than just being a part of a meeting, which many parents are unable to attend. They also wanted to go to the students rather than have students come to them.

On Monday night, the board held a special ceremony in the Franklin County High School auditorium for those recognitions. This provided an opportunity for the board to bring more attention to the honors, and it also enhanced the chances of more parents, friends and family members being able to attend.

The focus was entirely on the students, and that's the way it should be.

We're sure the board will tweak the program to make it as special as possible. These students work hard to achieve and deserve their night of recognition.

School board members should be congratulated for making this change. And we hope students and their parents jump on board and help make these presentations an event that everyone looks forward to.

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