A ribbon cutting “steel setting” ceremony was held on Friday, September 19th at 3:30PM for Henderson Collegiate to celebrate their future location. Excitement filled the air as Henderson Collegiate students, families, and staff signed steel that will be placed in the future Home of the Pride. Even more exciting is what the steel means for the Pride and for students throughout Vance County.
Since 2010, Eric and Carice Sanchez have worked long and hard with the extraordinary support of Henderson Collegiate’s board of directors, families, students, staff members, and other community members to build a program that could truly change students’ lives. Henderson Collegiate currently serves 500 students in grades 4-8 with a free, college preparatory and character building education. In constructing a new building, the program will be able to expand to serve over 1,300 students in a full K-12 program with an education that not only prepares them with academic skills, but also equips them with the life experiences and character habits that will set them up to live successful, fulfilling lives.
At the event, the Pride heard expressions of support from Stephanie Rogers, the Board Chair, Barbara Beard-Hinton with USDA, Brian Schneiderman with Self Help, Mayor O’Geary with the City, Deborah Brown with the County, Jenny Hester with the Chamber, Victor Clifton from the Pride of 2019, and the school’s founders, Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez.
Those who wish to support the Pride can contribute copy paper to the school.
To make a contribution or to learn more about the program, please contact Caitlin Terranova, the school’s Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.