Press Release

For Immediate Release

September 13, 2019


Thomas “Ty” Dobbs, Principal

Sharon Elementary School




Sharon Elementary School to hold tracK

dedication ceremony


Alleghany County - Sharon Elementary School will hold a track dedication ceremony on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 


The idea to build a walking track at Sharon Elementary School came from the Sharon Elementary School Student Council Association (SCA).  Connie Puckett and Liza Carroll, SCA sponsors, whole heartedly supported the student driven idea and received support from Jennifer Seckner, the Sharon District School Board member. Mrs. Seckner solicited support from other Board members and the project was approved by the School Board this past spring.  To assist with the expense of the walking track, the Sharon Elementary School Student Council Association (SCA) sponsored a "Jump Rope for Health" event and raised nearly $4,000.00. 


The mulch was provided by the maintenance department and SCA students helped with the mulching around the track.  Additionally, the entire Sharon Elementary School community offered their support in a variety of different ways.


“Sharon Elementary School faculty and students are very thankful and everyone has truly enjoyed using the track”, stated, Thomas “Ty” Dobbs, principal.  “We are very lucky to have so many people in the school and the community that helped make this happen”.


The community is invited to attend the ceremony.