On January 30, 2013 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo recognized the student of the month for January 2013. Love Ligons, Principal at Nursery Road Elementary School, presented Damon Terry to the club as this month’s student of the month. Damon is a student leader at Nursery Road and was described as someone who encourages others to get involved in activities. He recently led fellow students to write letters to the District requesting funds to make repairs on campus. His ambition is to become President of the United States. The Rotary club was proud to present Damon with an award for “service above self” the motto for Rotarians and a gift certificate from Sonic the Irmo/Ballentine location who is delighted to reward students making great choices in our community. Damon’s mom, Tara Terry, was in attendance for the presentation.
The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo meeting for the December 12, 2012 was a Christmas Program by Nursery Road Elementary School Gold Team. The Gold Team is made up of 21 students from the fourth and fifth grades. The Gold Team (Goal Oriented Leadership Development) prepares students to become leaders inside and outside of the school. Among other aspects of the program, sponsors of the team focus on mentoring, academic support and service to others. The students set a goal every nine weeks. That goal may relate to academic, behavioral or personal achievements. At the end of the nine weeks, every student that meets his or her goal is taken on a field trip at no expense to the student. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo is a proud sponsor of this program. The club members were thoroughly entertained by the students who played instruments and sang various Christmas songs. This was a wonderful and entertaining event. Special thanks to Mrs. Lisa Brooks, Music Director, and Ms. Jill Christmus, and Wendy Geiger, for this program.