Members of the Leadership Bowling Green Class of 2016 left their mark at Potter Gray with a project that inspires future community leaders. Class members met November 14, alongside Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, elected officials, students and school administrators to cut the ribbon on a newly renovated entryway at Potter Gray.
Members of Leadership Bowling Green worked throughout the summer and fall to create a fresh, modern look at the school, which was built in 1959. Efforts included securing funding and materials, as well as physical labor to add new paint to the front hallway, new benches, two computerized display monitors, shelving for trophies, cork boards for classroom hallways, and a gallery wall featuring the Leader In Me, Seven Habits of Happy Kids.
Fifth grade student leader, AJ Vernon spoke to individuals gathered at the ribbon cutting, "It looks brand new when you walk in. It feels roomy and new. Everything that was there before, they took it and added something else and made it brand new."
Principal, Dr. Byron Darnall described the newly renovated space as a physical environment to display enthusiasm. He said, “We are trying to create something vastly different than what most know about schools. We are teaching necessary, academic skills, but also finding opportunities to be innovative, encourage, and display our students talents.”
From Potter Gray and all of Bowling Green City Schools, thanks to Leadership Bowling Green 2016 for their work to support innovative, leadership efforts for students in our community.