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On June 13, 2017 Bladen County School system honored it’s recent retirees at a year-end luncheon. Of the 15 retirees present, they served in education for 387 years. The total years served by all of this year’s 21 BCS retirees is well over 500 years.

Ms. Katie Johnson, Bookkeeper of Plain View Primary School had the most years served with 42, all of which were at Plain View Primary School.

Congratulations and well wishes to the 2017 Retirees:
*Mary Adderley, Child Nutrition Assistant, West Bladen High School;
*Kent Allen, Director of Transportation, Transportation Department;
*Deborah Belle, Principal, Plain View Primary School;
*Sarah Bourbeau, Bookkeeper, Bladenboro Primary School;
*Susan Daniel, Teacher, Bladenboro Primary School;
*Rethea Edwards, Teacher, Elizabethtown Primary School;
*George Evans, Mechanic, Transportation Department;
*Margie Godfrey, Teacher, Elizabethtown Middle School;
*Mae Hammonds, Teacher, Elizabethtown Middle School;
*Pauline Hancock, Teacher, Bladenboro Middle School;
*Katie Johnson, Bookkeeper, Plain View Primary School;
*Melissa Johnson, Teacher, Bladenboro Primary School;
*Cedric Mathis, Teacher, East Bladen High School;
*Mary McLeod, Teacher, Bladen Lakes Primary and East Arcadia School;
*Joann Melvin, Teacher, Booker T. Washington Primary School;
*Deborah Morales, Teacher, Bladen Lakes Primary School;
*Addie Newkirk, Child Nutrition Manager, Elizabethtown Middle School;
*Elizabeth Pope, Teacher, Clarkton School of Discovery and East Arcadia School;
*Pamela Roberts, Teacher, West Bladen High School;
*Bernetta Sweeney, Teacher, West Bladen High School;
*Penny Todd, Job Coach, Bladen Occupational School