Eagles return to the nest

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Purdy fifth-grade students Sophie Tyson, left, and Paige Ozbun check out their new lockers on the first day of school. Purdy students receive lockers for the first time in fifth grade. Contributed photo

Purdy fifth-grade students Sophie Tyson, left, and Paige Ozbun check out their new lockers on the first day of school.

Purdy Schools Maintenance Director Glenn Terry, back, pauses to smile with new students Rhyleigh White (left) and Neveah Ellrick on his 26th first day of school at Purdy. Contributed photo
Purdy second-grader Loretta Hufft sports a sunshine smile as she enjoys a first day lunch in the Purdy Schools cafeteria. Contributed photo
Purdy fifth-grader Oren Roller offers Coach Joshua Hughes a first day fist bump to start the year off right. Photo by Stacy Stevenson
Another first day morning route is in the books for Purdy bus driver Robert Balmas. Balmas has served the students of Purdy Schools behind the wheel of Bus 6 for the past 41 years. Contributed photo
Amanda Spears, left, and her daughter Cailyn Spears begin the school year at Purdy as fellow educators. Amanda has taught at Purdy Elementary for 25 years. Cailyn, a 2018 Purdy High School alumna, will be doing observations first semester and student teaching second semester. Contributed photo
Purdy eighth-grade Eagles Anjelina Barrientos, left, and Marely Salas take time to catch up as they walk to their first hour classes. Contributed photo
Purdy High School Senior Avalon Rivers, center, is welcomed back to school by Librarian Michelle Hilburn, left, and Library Assistant Debbie Carpenter. Contributed photo
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