Thursday, August 28, 2014

KLIC Reference Librarian Elected to Tennessee PTA Post

Dwight Hunter, reference librarian, was elected vice president of child and youth advocacy for the Tennessee PTA.

As vice president of advocacy for Tennessee PTA, Dwight will lead Tennessee PTA's Day on the Hill - Students Storm the Hill in Nashville, as well as, representing Tennessee PTA in the halls of Congress during National PTA's legislative day at Capitol Hill. Tennessee PTA has over 400 chartered local units throughout the state from Memphis to Bristol. The Child and Youth Advocacy division focuses on enactment, implementation, and enforcement of legislation to improve the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

Read the article about the Tennessee PTA announcement.

Dwight is also the president of the Hamilton County Council of PTAs. One of the community projects for the county council is the Teacher Supply Depot - providing free school supplies to public K - 12 teachers in Hamilton County.  The county council partners with United Way Chattanooga each year for Stuff the Bus. United Way's Stuff the Bus promotes school-supply donations from area businesses and individuals. Last year, over $26,000 in school supplies were given to the Teacher Supply Depot through United Way's Stuff the Bus.

The county council was mentioned on the front page of the Sunday, March 16 issue of the Chattanooga Times Free Press in the article "Police power surprises parents." Dwight is mentioned in the beginning of the article.

Dwight received the lifetime volunteer service award from the Corporation for National & Community Service and the USA Freedom Corps in 2006. The lifetime award is given to individuals with at least 4,000 certified volunteer hours to the community.

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