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Book signings set for ‘Faces of Fort Zumwalt’

The Fort Zumwalt Education Foundation released its first sponsored book, “Faces of Fort Zumwalt,” a 200-page coffee-table-style book that describes the history and growth of the Fort Zumwalt School District.

The book details important facts, events and significant figures who developed and shaped the district’s image. More than 700 people are named or shown in photographs.

Book signings are set for July 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Spencer Road Library, and July 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Deer Run Library. To register, go to www.youranswerplace.org.

“Faces of Fort Zumwalt” is $30. It is available in any school office throughout the district.

Dr. Patty Corum, former principal and deputy superintendent, is the author. She was instrumental in the Grow Your Own Teachers program in 2004, and helped organize and create the Fort Zumwalt Education Foundation to provide funding for the program in 2005. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the foundation.

The Grow Your Own Teacher program includes 10 Fort Zumwalt graduates studying at universities in the state to become teachers in high-need areas such as special education, foreign language, secondary math, science and industrial technology. Recipients earn financial support for college with the commitment to return to teach in the district. Two students are expected to graduate this year to join seven other program alumni who are teachers in the district. Two new district graduates will start college in the fall.

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