Phi Beta Kappa Honors Thompson
The Central Carolinas Association of the Phi Beta Kappa Society honored Lynn Thompson, the director of the Southern Pines Public Library, at a gathering of members at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Russell McAllister, in Pinehurst, on Aug. 3.
The gathering was a tribute to Thompson, who was a major force behind the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Community Network program, for which the National Civic League designated Southern Pines as a 2012 All-America City.
As a recent newspaper editorial stated, Thompson "got the program moving and worked tirelessly to see it through."
Thompson is a charter member of the Central Carolinas PBK Association, founded in 2000 by the late Voit Gilmore.
Special guests for the event were Kyle and Mary Sonnenberg. He was formerly the town manager of Southern Pines, and she worked at Sandhills Children's Center. They currently live in Delaware.
Following a buffet of hors d'oeuvres, the association's planning group held a meeting to hear reports from the scholarship committee and to discuss the plans for the balance of the 2012-13 year.
Invitations to join the association were sent recently to all post-graduate Phi Beta Kappa Society members residing in the association's geographical area of central Carolina.
The local association promotes friendship and learning, offers social and cultural programs, and serves the community by awarding scholarships to college-bound high school students and recognizing outstanding high school teachers.
For more information about joining the association, call (910) 215-4574.
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