Northview Thanks Poarch Creek Indians, Students Win Bikes

May 22, 2013

Northview High School took a moment to stop and say “thanks”  Tuesday to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for their ongoing support of the school, and employees from Century Correctional Institution gave away a few bicycles just to add to the excitement of the event.

During this school year, notable contributions from the Poarch Creeks to Northview, including items in a $56,594.66 grant, were use of their buses, minor sports uniforms and equipment, laptops, projection mounts, contributions to different groups for expenses to attend the Class 1A State Championship football game in Orlando, and two “workhorse” copiers. Visitors to the school will see the PBCI logo affixed to the copiers and technology items.

“On behalf of the entire Northview Chiefs’ family, I would like to thank the Poarch Band of Creek Indians who have been overwhelmingly supportive,” NHS Principal Gayle Weaver said Tuesday. “All of us are most appreciative.  Their contributions and support enabled the students to have an enhanced quality education.”

During Tuesday’s Poarch Creek appreciation event at Northview, five students received new bicycles courtesy of Century Correctional Institution.  The winning students were chosen from those nominated as “most improved” in particular areas, including behavior, grades, attendance and class participation.

Winners were seniors Zach Bradley and Demontra Mitchell, junior Matt Cayson, sophomore Jessica Brewton and freshman David Godwin.

Pictured top and inset: Northview students and faculty showed their appreciation to the Poarch Creek Indians on Tuesday. Pictured below: Bicycles were award to Jessica Brewton, David Godwin, Matt Cayson, Zach Bradley, Demontra Mitchell. Pictured bottom (courtesy photo): The bicycles for “most improved” students were donated by Century Correctional Institution employees and delivered by Lt. Matthew Jackson, Sgt. Dale Henderson and Warden John Whitehurst. photos, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Northview Thanks Poarch Creek Indians, Students Win Bikes”

  1. Mrs C on May 25th, 2013 2:18 pm

    Thank you to the Poarch Creek Indians and CCI for their support of local schools. Northview for challenging their students.
    Well done to Matt Cayson and fellow students for doing so well.

  2. aunt annette on May 23rd, 2013 5:30 pm

    Congrats jessica i just saw this

  3. faye on May 23rd, 2013 2:18 pm

    way to go jessica we are so proud of you love mom &dad

  4. Nanna Debbie on May 22nd, 2013 10:25 am

    Way to go, Matt!

  5. Wilmagibson on May 22nd, 2013 6:32 am

    Very nice of North View to show appreciation for the help Porch Creek Indian Tribe has given to them. Also the thanks for the bicycles

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