October 3, 2018
By Megan Hollaway
Amid face painters, music, and halls decorated with student artwork, Doe Elementary hosted their Fall Festival on Friday. There was a hay maze, concessions, and an auction beginning at 8 p.m. which would have a peaking point when the big ticket item of the evening would be auctioned off, a 2002 Mazda Tribute. Community members from ages one to one hundred came out to enjoy the festivities, decked out in Hill Topper gear to support their school or just out to celebrate a school that celebrates its student population. The winnings from the auction will be going toward a new set of chrome book laptops for two new grades, third and fifth.
Doe Elementary School principal Teresa Stansberry opened the auction saying, “It was really amazing how the community contributed to our school for this Auction.”
The school board and school staff in the crowd were recognized, and then the auction began with a rush of bidding. Chris Mullins, a teacher at the high school, conducted the auction, while Daniel McEwen, another high school teacher collected the names and information of the winners. There were nearly one hundred items up for auction.
Teresa Stansberry pointed out that the community donated most of the items to help raise funds for the school. The actions of this community and this school have set a great example of selflessness to the students of Doe Elementary; however, the students there are also setting a good example for the community- in how to be a leader.
Along with the student artwork, the halls of Doe Elementary are specked with the seven Habits to inspire leadership. The concept has been the focal point of the New Year, as a theme running through every grade in the school, all based on the book, “Leader in Me- 7 habits,” by Sean and Steven Covey. “Be Proactive,” and “Seek first to understand, then to be
understood” are just two of the seven, and posters with phrases like these hang in every hallway, reminding the students to be leaders; mindful, patient, good leaders at that.