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Counselors recognize students who have overcome obstacles

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on February 4, 2010 1:46 PM

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Gladys Diggs, left, counselor at Charles B. Aycock High School, was named counselor of the year for Wayne County Public Schools during Wednesday's annual counselor awards ceremony at central office. Students recognized for overcoming obstacles to become successful in school were, from left, Cierra Garner from North Drive Elementary School, Abby Keen from Grantham School, Carolynn Johnson from Southern Wayne High, Dillon Green from Norwayne Middle and Harley Yelverton from Charles B. Aycock. Absent was Ethan Shingleton from Brogden Primary School.

A school counselor's job is challenging enough when there are behavior problems or the need to help a child make up some missed assignments. But when students are facing such obstacles as bone cancer, frequent hospitalizations and being on transplant...

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