Hilton, Smith named ‘Everyday Heroes’

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

HAMLET — This month’s “Everyday Heroes” as identified by Richmond County Schools both work at Hamlet Middle School.

The two were presented Monday night during the Richmond County Board of Education’s public meting by Mallory Brown, public information officer, to board members and Dr. Cindy Goodman, superintendent. This month’s honoree’s were Kakki Hilton and Robyn Smith.

A Richmond County Schools photo Robyn Smith, center, and Kakki Hilton, second from right, are honored as "Everyday Heroes" within Richmond County Schools by Richmond County Board of Education Chairman Wiley Mabe (left), Superintendent Cindy Goodman and Hamlet Middle School Principal Jim Butler (right).

A Richmond County Schools photo
Robyn Smith, center, and Kakki Hilton, second from right, are honored as “Everyday Heroes” within Richmond County Schools by Richmond County Board of Education Chairman Wiley Mabe (left), Superintendent Cindy Goodman and Hamlet Middle School Principal Jim Butler (right).

Hilton is an eighth grade math teacher, Principal Jim Butler said through Brown, who “has become the teacher new teachers should aspire to be.”

Butler noted Hilton’s willingness to work outside her comfort zone and teach sixth grade math when there was a need.

“Many teachers would be hesitant to leave a comfortable situation,” Butler said in a statement read by Brown.

Smith, meanwhile, works in the school’s front office. She spent her first five years as the receptionist but when there came a need, Smith stepped in.

Both Hilton and Smith were given gift bags that contained goodies from a variety of program sponsors, including Maness Tire, Fatz Cafe, FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness, Bojangles, Richmond Senior High School Raider Athletics, Highway 55 Burgers and Fries, Strikers Bowling Alley and Godfather’s Pizza.

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