Hertford Grammar to memorialize Daugherty on Dec. 13


From staff reports

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

HERTFORD — To mark the one-year anniversary of the death of beloved educator Kim Hunter Daugherty, Hertford Grammar School Principal John Lassiter has designated Dec. 13 as Kim Daugherty Day at the school.

Among the events scheduled will be the dedication of a bench on the playground area; announcement of the first teacher mini-grant provided through the Kim Hunter Daugherty Endowment; and release of applications for the scholarship bearing her name to Perquimans High School seniors.

“One year ago we lost a friend and colleague,” Lassiter said. “On this first-year anniversary of our friend’s passing, our students and staff want to pause and reflect on the privilege we had of knowing and working with Kim. She was such an advocate for children and her influence on young lives will continue for many years.”

According to Lassiter, events and activities are still being planned to celebrate and honor Daugherty’s life and impact on others, particularly students.

The day will culminate with a ribbon-cutting and dedication of a contoured park bench with side arms donated in Daugherty’s memory and funded through the No Bats Baseball Club and the Perquimans County Schools Foundation.

Daugherty was an educator for more than 20 years. She taught fourth and fifth grades at Hertford Grammar School and previously taught at Perquimans Middle School as well as in Dare and Pitt counties.

Daugherty’s teaching was celebrated on numerous occasions. In 2017, the Hertford Rotary Club named her Hertford Grammar School’s Rotary Teacher of the Year and Perquimans County Schools Rotary Teacher of the Year.