From Harford County Public Schools:
Southampton Middle School will celebrate the grand opening of its Ben Carson Reading Room on September 28, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Southampton Middle was awarded $10,000 in December 2010 by Louis & Phyllis Friedman, attorneys and Board members for the Carson Scholars Fund. Judy Fida, paraeducator at Southampton Middle and volunteer for the Carson Scholars Fund, took on the project. Ms. Fida, art students, faculty/staff and community members volunteered their time this summer to create a jungle-theme mural and a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere to encourage students to enjoy the experience of reading books. Southampton Middle has also been recognized as the only school in Harford County to have the most Carson Scholars. Congratulations to Southampton Middle School.