To honor the memory and positive influence of Tamara Waldrop, former New Albany High School teacher, the NAHS Upstage group has joined with the New Albany community to present the first “Moving Forward, Giving Back” event for the purpose of funding the “Top Dawg” Scholarship in her honor.Tamara Waldrop struggled with kidney failure from the age of twelve, but never gave up on her love of education, her desire to see her students excel, and her love of her community. During her last year as the advisor for the New Albany High School yearbook staff, Ms. Waldrop’s goal was to make the last yearbook she would work on the best one yet. She also encouraged her students to do their best in their academic careers and work diligently towards their dreams for the future.
Rider Red is the first recipient of the Top Dawg Scholarship.
At the New Albany High School Auditorium tonight, the “Moving Forward, GIving Back” event included patriotic presentation of colors, African folk music, pop music and oldies, as well as readings and African-inspired fashion. A sampling of the evening’s entertainment may be seen in the slide show below.
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