Mentoring initiative kicks off at Carter-Parramore

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By Angye Morrison

The Gadsden County School District kicked off this year’s district mentoring initiative at Carter-Parramore Academy Oct 21 with a special program and lunch. This year there are 22 mentors teamed up with 23 students; one mentor is working with two students.


Chad Price, a senior at CPA who is mentored by schools Superintendent Reginald James, welcomed everyone to the event and introduced his mentor. James gave a brief overview of the program, and CPA Principal Joe Lewis introduced the mentors and their students.

This year’s list of mentors and students includes, in addition to Price and James:  Judge Helms and Brandon Roberson, Isaac Simmons and Maria Jalomo, Charlie Frost and Devonne Austin, Sonja Bridges and Fatiya Eagerton, Sen. Al Lawson and Tyree Baker, Thomas Ramsey and Adrienne Debose, Rosalyn Smith and Olga Flores, Elizabeth Turner and Shantoria Brown, Erica Starling and Selena Funtes, Tammy Farlin and Sheniqua Williams, Audrey Lewis-Potter and Jasmine Ward, Lisa Robinson and Ashley Cisneros, Ronald Peterson and Jeremy Byrd, Allysun Davis and David Ruffin, Rita Carter and LaTravis Wright, Sandra Robinson and Kashara Green, Laticia Shaw-Hall and Clarence Smith, Shaun Robinson and Aquaneisha Davis, Tony Farlin and Demetris Bryant, and Carl Starling and Keldrick Peoples. Joe Lewis is mentoring two students: Jarrett Jones and Cornell Moore.

Mentors and their students were joined by the rest of the student body at CPA for a lunch featuring hot dogs, hamburgers and all the fixings.

This year’s mentoring sponsors are Thomas Ramsey/Acaletics, Sen. Al Lawson, Pinnacle Construction Support Group LLC, DJ SpeedRacer, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office and North Florida Vault Septic & Manufacturing Inc.

The event was organized by Erica Starling, director of personnel and staff development with the school district.

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