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Teacher Remembered: New Bridgeport School sign honors Suggs


The family of the late Ricky Suggs and Bridgeport Elementary School
administrators gathered Friday afternoon to dedicate a new school sign in
memory of Ricky Suggs, longtime Bridgeport teacher who died suddenly
last October. Front row, from left are daughter Haley Hall, mother Euvena
Suggs, Mikayla Alley, Noah Caughron, Jarred Alley, McKensee Robinson,
and school principal April Cody. Back row, from left, are Jonathan Alley,
son-in-law Travis Hall, wife Tamra Suggs, mother-in-law Cloyas Brown,
brother-in-law Kenny Brown, Mechelle Robinson, and Belinda Alley.
Published: 8:41 AM, 08/29/2013 Last updated: 8:42 AM, 08/29/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

BRIDGEPORT-Friday's heavy rain and thunderstorm didn't prevent the dedication of a new entrance sign at Bridgeport Elementary School in memory of Ricky Suggs, longtime Bridgeport teacher who died suddenly last October.

The sign is located at the entrance to the school driveway at its intersection with its intersection with Edwina-Bridgeport Road. Local Girl Scouts volunteered to landscape the area surrounding the sign as a community service project.

Because of the storm, the Suggs' family and school staff gathered inside the school for a short ceremony. Special guests included Mechelle Robinson, Girl Scout leader and some of the troop members.

The project began last spring, according to school principal April Cody. "Our school is hidden from the road," she said," and we needed a sign. Belinda Alley and the Girl Scouts took the idea and ran with it."

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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