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Letter: Copeland touched many

August 27, 2009

My first thought when I read of Mary Etta Copeland’s retirement was how many students would miss the wonderful experiences my grandsons, Chad and Casey, had learning from her from 1997 through 2005.

I will never forget all the good times, trips, and competitions they (and we) were a part of and how much they grew and matured under Mary Etta’s tutelage. We felt very fortunate to be a part of De Soto High School with all its richness and diversity.

I’m sure Mary Etta remembers that Chad won the award in 2001 for the student who had contributed the most to the choral music department for four consecutive years and then his brother, Casey, won it in 2005 for his four-year contribution.

We’d like to give a $200 scholarship in Chad Blaine Johnson and Casey Blake Johnson’s names to the winner of this award each year for continuing education beginning in 2010.

Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the sacrifices you made for your students.

Rebecca Ann Chaikin



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