ASHLEY MILLIGAN LEADS WITH HONESTY AT SUMTER COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL
MRS. MILLIGAN RETURNS FOUND MONEY AT SUMTER COUNTY PRIMARY
ASHLEY MILLIGAN LEADS WITH HONESTY AT SUMTER COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL As administrators and teachers in Sumter County Schools continue to encourage classroom learning, positive life practices are shared and encouraged.
Today, Mrs. Ashley Milligan, a custodian at Sumter County Primary for only eight months, discovered a $5 bill on the floor as she cleaned the cafeteria. Without hesitation, Mrs. Milligan delivered the bill to first administrator she could find. Assistant Principal, Mrs. Nancy Cochran shared her appreciation for the return of the money and tried to discover who could have dropped the money while at lunch. "The economy is tough on all of us in Sumter County. I always want to do what is right and encourage kids to do the right thing. It was only right for me to turn the money to Mrs. Cochran," said Milliagan. If the money is not claimed, it will be presented back to Mrs. Milligan during an upcoming school assembly. "Honesty is one of our Character Traits. I appreciate Mrs. Milligan's honesty. If the money is not claimed, I will use this event as a "teaching moment," said Principal Cindy Hughes.
Last year, Ms. Clara Mercer of Sumter County Elementary School, discovered a $100 bill dropped in a school corridor. The money was turned into Principal Sharron Marcus. It was never claimed. The money was placed in the school's Pat McCullough Fund for assisting students and their families during tragedy and personal needs. Here, Mrs. Cochran receives the $5 bill from Mrs. Milligan. Principal Hughes looks on with appreciation of the honest deed.