The apples of their teachers' eyes
By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on April 13, 2014 1:50 AM
Beth Houtz and student Timothy Dortch, 9, swing during recess at Northwest Elementary.
Mohammed Manees Al-Harizi, 7, plays with Play-Doh in his English as a Second Language class at Meadow Lane Elementary.
Latifah Syeh, 17, fills out a scholarship application with the help of counselor Jason Willoughby in the media center of Goldsboro High School.
Isquenbely Idoris, 12, eats breakfast in the cafeteria of Mount Olive Middle School. Each morning he gathers with a group of friends, known as the Breakfast Club, to talk and eat before school begins.
The students pose with Dr. Steven Taylor, superintendent of schools, Angie Rains of Rosewood Middle School, district counselor of the year, and Dr. Sandra McCullen, associate superintendent or curriculum and instruction.
Mohammed Manees Al-Harizi was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor when he was 4 years old. An operation helped but affected his motor skills. Since moving to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia, he has become a thriving kindergartner at Meadow...
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