As a second-generation student at Georgetown Elementary and a member of the last class to attend Georgetown High School, my connection to NAFC schools has been lifelong. I take pride in graduating from Floyd Central High School and actively participating in our school community as a parent, grandparent, and former staff member.
Additionally, I've had the privilege of dedicating over 30 years to the costume shop at Floyd Central's theater department. During this time, I've had the opportunity to create costumes for numerous productions and oversee the management of thousands of costumes. Thinking back to my time as a student at FCHS, one of the most memorable moments was when I was cast as Nancy in the musical "Oliver!". It was a transformative experience that nurtured my passion for theater and creativity.
I deeply understand the significance of ensuring that every child has access to food at home. This is why I wholeheartedly support the Blessings in a Backpack initiative, sponsored by the NAFC Education Foundation. Providing children with proper nutrition is essential for their ability to thrive and learn in a school environment.
I am also grateful for the Great Classroom Grants provided by the Education Foundation. These grants are invaluable to our theater department educators. This support allows us to continue fostering creativity and excellence in our students' theatrical experiences.
-Vicki (Snow) Hays-Pierce, Floyd Central High School ‘70