An Evening of Heroic Recognition

An Evening of Heroic Recognition
Posted on 11/22/2019

The Carl DeBrew Heroes

For exhibiting qualities of courage and strength of character, student Heroes were honored at Central Services at the annual Carl DeBrew Heroes program sponsored by the Cleveland County Schools Educational Foundation and Laughlin Furniture Outlet.

The Carl DeBrew Heroes program was established to recognize incredible students for overcoming great obstacles," said John Laughlin, a CCS Educational Foundation board member and owner of Laughlin Furniture Outlet. "I believe the program helps boost their confidence for the future."

Selected by their respective schools for their heroic successes, the students have either overcome adversities or have provided extraordinary assistance to others. Thanks to the CCS Educational Foundation and Laughlin Furniture Outlet, each Hero received a personalized medallion, certificate, and a t-shirt.

"This event is a true blessing to me, and I am fortunate to be involved in helping make a difference in their lives," added Laughlin.

The 2019-2020 School Heroes are as follows:

Benjamin Fowler-Brown of Bethware Elementary

Amanda Wray of Boiling Springs Elementary

Victoria Wright of Casar Elementary

Leeland Wingard of East Elementary

Collins Spangler of Fallston Elementary

Desirae Giles of Graham Elementary

Huntlee Grace Allison of Grover Elementary

Brylan Bess of James Love Elementary

Logan McDaniel of Jefferson Elementary

Cayleigh Marlow of Kings Mountain Intermediate

Travis Camp of Marion Elementary

Jack Wilson of North Elementary

Matthew Self of North Shelby School

Kaleigh Gullatte of Shelby Intermediate

Maysin Hargett of Springmore Elementary

Damon Elmore of Township Three Elementary

Miriam Ramirez of Union Elementary

Gavin Stevenson of West Elementary

"We would like to also thank Donna Carpenter, retired public information officer for Cleveland County Schools, for her assistance with this wonderful event," said Greg Shull of Cleveland County Schools. "Both John and Donna are pictured along with Dr. Stephen Fisher in many of the accompanying event photos."