Fairview Alpha School employees honored; Wildcat Walking Track dedicated

The ladies seated on the bench at the Fairview Alpha walking track represent decades of educating children. Seated from left are Ramona Cason, teacher and principal; Janie Adams, teacher and principal; Su’Anice Bailey, teacher; and Linda Weaver, teacher. In back is Mary Means, holding the plaque of her late husband and a school board member, the Rev. Carl Means. Adams holds her plaque and that of her late husband and school board member Lemoine Adams. Bailey holds her plaque and that of FA school secretary the late Ethylene McLaren. At left is Cason’s daughter, Julie McDonald, and her great-granddaughter, McKenna Hardy.

The late Ethylene McLaren was secretary of Fairview Alpha School for 36 years. She and others who contributed so much to the school and community through the years were honored Thursday, April 21 at Fairview Alpha Elementary.
Also honored were former teachers Linda Weaver and Su’Anice Bailey, former principals Ramona Cason and Janie Adams, and School Board members the late Lemoine Adams and the late Rev. Carl Means.
The event was in conjunction with the opening of the new walking track and the schools Color Run.
Benches are ordered for the track, which also features picnic tables, and plaques with the honorees names will go on the benches.

This article published in the May 5, 2022, print edition