Ahoskie Elementary School Auditorium Ribbon Cutting Press Release

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Mr. Ronald J. Gatling, Chairman
Mr. John D. Horton, Vice-Chairman

Mr. Leroy Douglas

Mr. André Lassiter
Mr. William F. Mitchell, Jr

Ahoskie Elementary School Auditorium Ribbon Cutting

May 12th, 2022

Press Release

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Representatives from Hertford County Public
Schools & Hertford County Government participate
in the Ribbon Cutting

Chairman Ronald Gatling, Vice-Chairman John Horton and Commissioner André Lassiter represented the Board at the Ahoskie Elementary School Auditorium Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, May 12th, 2022. This milestone represents the final phase

$20 million Ahoskie Elementary School construction project. The 340 seat state-of-the-art auditorium will host a range of school and community events. 

Commissioner Lassiter stated, “the auditorium is a great opportunity for the community to attend cultural arts events, training workshops and formal ceremonies. This is a tremendous asset for our community, which will serve as a first of its kind venue attracting unique  opportunities for our citizens to enjoy.”

Chairman Gatling, from the podium, stated, “the Ahoskie Elementary School and

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    Chairman Gatling offers remarks on behalf of the Board flanked by
    Vice-Chairman Horton (right) & Commissioner Lassiter (left)  

Auditorium serves as a shining example of a community coming together to achieve a goal. Together, we can achieve great things and overcome the toughest of challenges.”

The Hertford County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Hertford Board of Education secured a $15 million grant though the education lottery proceeds. In addition, the Hertford County Board of Commissioners secured a

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Ribbon Cutting attendees discuss the beautiful
& well-appointed auditorium’s features

$5 million loan to fully fund the Ahoskie Elementary construction project. Collectively, the Commissioners commented that the attention to detail and focus on enhancing the educational experience is without equal.





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