CENTERBURG — The Centerburg school community on Monday turned out to honor retiring school board member Leroy Bumpus and his wife, Juanita. Both proud graduates of the Centerburg schools, Leroy has served on the Centerburg Board of Education for 40 years and Juanita was a school volunteer for 32 years.
Leroy frequently acted as president of the school board and was a staunch advocate for students, parents, teachers and Centerburg schools. Juanita volunteered in many capacities, including helping in the elementary library, caretaker and seamstress to the band uniforms and a tireless worker and noodle maker for the Trojan athletic booth at the Hartford Fair.
In recognition of their service to the school and community, the school district renamed the elementary library the Leroy and Juanita Bumpus Learning Center, and the designation can be seen by anyone entering the center. Leroy chose the inscription students see when exiting the center: “Teach me to read ... and the world can be mine.”
Dozens of community members, former school administrators, former and current colleagues, and friends turned out for the dedication and reception.
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