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Scholarship established to honor late LES teacher Robbie McKenzie

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

The Lynchburg Elementary School world was rocked last April when it’s beloved first grade teacher, Mrs. Robbie McKenzie, died unexpectedly. Mrs. McKenzie taught at LES for 27 years before her death.

One year later, her fellow teachers have established The Robbie McKenzie Memorial Scholarship in her honor.

“Teresa Bateman and I knew this was the right thing to do to honor Robbie,” says fellow first grade teacher Terry Davis.

“She wanted nothing more than to see the children of Moore County receiving the best education. Her compassion for all students was evident to everyone who knew and loved her.  We talked with different people and formed a committee with school staff and family.  This has been in the planning since last fall but established in January.”

LES will fund the scholarship by a faculty dress down Wednesday. Teachers will make a donation to “dress down” or wear their jeans on third Wednesday each month.

“We are hoping that people in the community will also make donations to help the scholarship out,” says Davis.

The Lynchburg Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will manage the funds.

The scholarship will be awarded to Moore County High School seniors and interested students may pick up an application at the high school.

“We are hoping to give two scholarships this year at awards night.  We hope that this scholarship will grow and make it possible to do more in the future,” says Davis.

Community members who would like to contribute to the scholarship may do so at Farmers Bank. Contact Paulette Jennings at 759-7283.