Chamber celebrates area educators

Published 11:58 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spring is here, and it is time once again for the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon. We look forward to this particular luncheon because it is a time that we encourage new membership of our chamber and also celebrate the importance of education.

At this event we will recognize the outstanding teacher(s) of the year from all of our local schools. The Chamber of Commerce Education Committee encourages all Adams County school systems to participate in this event. Each school selects their outstanding teacher based upon their particular criteria.

Teaching is one of the most challenging careers, yet teachers do not always get recognized for their efforts, nor appreciated as they deserve. All of us would agree that the hope and future of the world lies chiefly in education, but many pay little attention to the people who provide this special service.

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The word “educate” comes from the Latin educare, which means “to draw out” in a wider world of knowledge. On a daily basis our educators are trying to stimulate a zest for learning for students. Our teachers recognize each student has their own special abilities, as well as limitations. This makes our teachers unique in their profession.

AT&T will again sponsor this event. We appreciate their concern and support of education and their willingness to help us in this celebration.

This year’s speaker will be Dr. Ronnie Nettles, executive vice-president, Copiah Lincoln Community College.

The 2008 Spring Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce membership Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Columns, located on Main Street, Natchez. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members, payable at the door.

Please put this on your calendar and join us in supporting our Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce in the recognition of our educational efforts in our community.

If you plan to attend please call the chamber office at 601-445-4611, no later than April 16.

Kaye Harris is chairman of the Education Committee, Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce.