A Brief Recap of Standout News from the Month
The Veterans Day Ceremony held by AFJROTC took place on Nov. 9. Roberson’s JROTC program honored past and present veterans who have been acquainted with the military. Members gave speeches and lowered and raised the flag to commemorate veterans’ profound impact on the country. This event will continue to be recognized annually.
Freshman Savannah Coffee was crowned Miss Asheville’s Outstanding Teen on Nov. 4. With this new title, Coffee will be participating in parades, local activities, and other events. She will hold this position for one year and crown the next winner is 2019. As of now, she is preparing to compete in Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen competition in June.
The Spanish club sold Pulsera bracelets from Nov. 16-20. The Pulsera Project is an organization that sells hand crafted bracelets made by people in South American countries. For two years now, Roberson has coordinated with the non-profit group by selling the bracelets for five dollars. After the bracelets are sold, the money collected is sent back to the families who made them. The Spanish Club raised a total of 1,995 dollars.
The food drive took place before the Thanksgiving break commenced. It lasted roughly a week and ended on Nov. 15. From canned food to bread and cereal, students and faculty members brought in a variety of items. 35 Roberson families that benefited from the food drive. The counseling office and Interact Club members have dedicated hours of their time organizing and sorting the donated food. Another food drive will be held during the month of December before holiday break.
The Roberson book fair sponsored by Scholastic Media occurred Nov. 13-17. The library staff prepared the fair and showcased the books for sale. The Barnes and Noble book fair also took place from Nov. 18-24. If students entered the Roberson code, it helped Roberson gain certain librarian benefits. According to the library faculty, the book fair is going to become an annual event in the fall.