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Bladen County Training School-Bladen Central High School Alumni Association to Hold Awards Banquet

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Bladen County Native, Kelva Autry-Jones will be the speaker for the Bladen County Training School-Bladen Central High School Alumni Association’s Annual Awards Banquet.  Jones is the daughter of Kevin and Johnice Autry of Elizabethtown, NC.  She is a 2004 graduate of East Bladen High School. She holds a BS Degree in Education from Fayetteville State University. She also holds a double Master’s Degree in Biology and Math from Fayetteville State University and is a Doctorate candidate at Capella University in Minneapolis, MN.

After teaching school for several years in Hoke County, she taught for two years at Diyafah International School in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She also taught for one year at Suzhou –Singapore International School in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.

After realizing there is no place like home she returned to North Carolina and is teaching in Wake County. She and her husband Jonathan and their children Kaliya and Jonathan Jr. live in Willow Springs, NC.

The Banquet will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at The Paul Brown Building in Elizabethtown, NC. Along with scholarships, awards will be presented to individuals for Community Service, Spiritual Guidance and Service to the Youth.  Paul Brown Academy’s National Award winning Rifle & Drill Team will also perform. The Banquet will begin and 7:00 PM and the public is invited.