PTA President Chuck Saylors rejects pro-family organization’s request to exhibit at PTA Convention

CHICAGO – Charles ('Chuck') Saylors, hailed as the first male president of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), has rejected a pro-family organization's request to exhibit at the national PTA convention.  Although the PTA allows gay rights groups to exhibit, Saylors rejected the exhibit application of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX).

PFOX is a family organization that educates the public on the message of hope and support for students, families and educators affected by homosexuality, gender confusion, and school bullying. 

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Dr-Fisher-with-flowersGreenville County School Superintendent Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher has been named 2011South Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Next year she will compete for National Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Fisher joined the District in 1996 as Assistant Superintendent with more than 20 years experience beginning in the classroom. She was named Superintendent of the largest District in the state in 2004. Selection of the National Superintendent of the Year is based on leadership for learning, communication skills, professionalism and community involvement.

 

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NGU---DSC_0057-4Tigerville, SC - Sarah Turner, a current senior at Wade Hampton High School, has been awarded the Crusader Fellow Scholarship by North Greenville University. She was chosen to compete for the scholarship on the basis of her academic achievement and school, church, and community involvement. Turner attended the scholarship competition on February 18, 2010, and interviewed during Scholarship Interview Day at North Greenville University. She is one of only 20 recipients.

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BJIII-colorDr. Bob Jones III was awarded the 2010 Distinguished Servant Award by the Alumni Association Executive Committee for over 50 years of dedicated service to BJU, the community, the state and the nation.

Dr. Jones received a bachelor of arts degree in 1959 and a master of arts degree in 1961, both in interpretative speech from BJU.  He served in numerous capacities at the University, including that of speech teacher, assistant dean of men, assistant to the president, and vice president. He was appointed president in 1971.

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BJU-20100225a-dreisbach-05Anne Slessor Dreisbach of Greenville was awarded the 2010 Alumnus of the Year award by Bob Jones University.  The award is given in recognition of outstanding accomplishments, Christian leadership, devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ, and loyalty to the principles of Bob Jones University.    

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Greenville County Schools Superintendent Dr. Phinnize (Penny) J. Fisher received a positive evaluation and a one-year contract extension through June 30, 2013, from the Greenville County School Board during her annual performance review conducted today.

Dr. Fisher and the School Board agreed for a second year that a salary increase, historically awarded each year, would not be appropriate given the current economic conditions. The superinten-dent’s salary will remain at $218,166 for the third consecutive year as the leader of the state’s largest and nation’s 51st largest school district.

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Recently my wife Marlene and I attended the Eighth Annual Abbeville Scholar’s Conference at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.  The Abbeville Institute is the brain child of respected philosopher Donald Livingston of Emory University.  The conference addressed current political and social issues, which have not been discussed in 144 years.  The principles of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison of interposition and state nullification have again resurfaced as solutions to our current political crises emanating from an out-of-control corrupt Federal Government.  These political abuses by the Federal Government are nothing new and frequently laws are passed which are in direct defiance of the U.S. Constitution.

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