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Butterfield visits Bertie High School; presents gifts for students

Butterfield at the table with BCS administrators


Today, Congressman G.K. Butterfield “maximized” his time in the East, with a special stop at Bertie High School. There, he sat down for a meet and greet with the new Bertie County Schools Superintendent Dr. Otis Smallwood; the new Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations for the school system, Michael White; newly appointed Bertie High School Principal Antonio Hoggard; Bertie High School Assistant Principal Tonica White; and Bertie Early College High School Principal Wanda Cofield.


Topics of discussion centered upon what pressing needs there are in Education in the East. Among the top priorities are recruitment and retention of high quality teachers, teacher housing, the general decline in population in rural areas, connectivity for high-speed Internet services, transportation, Teacher Assistants, supplements and more.


Wanda Cofield, Congressman Butterfield and Antonio Hoggard


The Congressman made a special presentation of sets of what are known as his “outreach materials,” which he shares with his constituents.


The sets included the following publications: A copy of the U.S. Constitution; “Our Flag;” “Our American Government;” and “How Our Laws are Made.” The Congressman presented enough sets for each student who would be enrolled in both Civics and Economics courses as well as U.S. History courses for the upcoming semester at Bertie High School and the Bertie Early College High School.


Before leaving, he encouraged each principal to have students who are age 17 and older to register to vote and to vote!


Our two high schools in Bertie County were the only schools selected to receive the educational publications! Thank you for stopping by, Congressman Butterfield! You are welcome anytime.


Butterfield shakes the hand of Antonio Hoggard