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Baldwin County Superintendent thanks GMC cadets for community service

Dr. Noris Price with the GMC cadets who assisted in the school district’s book giveaway back in March.

On Friday, May 5, the Superintendent of the Baldwin County School District, Dr. Noris Price, visited members of GMC’s Corps of Cadets to thank them for their community service. During two weekends in March, 16 cadets assisted in the school district’s book giveaway by helping young students select books, assisting the elderly with loading books into their cars, and with clean-up. Nearly 10,000 books were distributed to the community. Dr. Price stated that the cadets were invaluable to the successful completion of the project.

“Well the cadets were a great help,” said Dr. Noris Price, Superintendent of the Baldwin County School District. “We had to organize all of those books, unpack them, put them out in order to make it easy for community members and their families to come through and choose books and the cadets were a tremendous help. It was a great community service and I really appreciated the fact that the cadets were willing and ready to help us and that says a lot about their commitment to making a difference in our community.”

20-year-old Cadet Garante Hillman says it was a great feeling to help other students appreciate the importance of reading.

“It was important for me to help because I know that when I was a kid I liked to read books, so for us to be able to go out into the community and help other students pick out different books it made me feel good,” said Cadet Garante Hillman.

(Dr. Price meets and greets with GMC’s cadets.)