Sandra Scruggs has received recognition for 20 years of service to Boys Home of Virginia. Sandra began her work at Boys Home in July 2000 as Development Assistant and is now Development Coordinator. When asked about Sandra as an employee, Development Manager Elaine Brelsford says, “In her past 20 years and in the present, Sandra continues to make a meaningful contribution to Boys Home. She has invaluable depth of knowledge in the area of Development and is a great asset to the team. It has been my pleasure to work alongside Sandra, and I look forward to many more years to come.”
Sandra says the favorite aspect of her job is getting to meet visitors and donors, but especially seeing many of the young men grow through the years and graduate. She says it is especially heartwarming when they come back to visit. Congratulations, Sandra!
Left to right: Development Coordinator Sandra Scruggs and Development Manager Elaine Brelsford
For the 29th year, P. Buckley Moss has donated a print for Boys Home of Virginia to raffle. This year’s print is titled Natural Bridge Visitors #169 and is valued at over $100.00 framed. The Natural Bridge is located in the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley in Natural Bridge, Virginia. It has been hailed as one of the nation’s most visited natural wonders and has been included in several “Seven Natural Wonders of the World” lists. The print was framed by Loving Frame & Art located in Covington. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 10 for $45. Boys Home will draw a winner on October 30, 2020.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Boys Home Development Office at 540-965-7707 or email Melinda Nichols at email@example.com. Raffle entries must be received by October 28th. All proceeds directly benefit the programs at Boys Home. Best of luck winning this beautiful print!
Terri Slusser was named Teacher of the Year for Boys Home of Virginia at the 41st annual Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism dinner meeting in March.
She was hired at Boys Home in August of 2014 as a long-term substitute. Terri is currently teaching language arts, math, science, and social studies to grades 2-4. Her favorite thing about teaching at Boys Home are the small classes because she can build a relationship with the students. Terri states, “it has been proven when the teacher has a positive relationship with the students, they are more successful.”
Boys Home students and staff are very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Terri and appreciate her positive, caring, and upbeat nature!
Terri Slusser and Principal Teresa Johnson at the Alleghany Highlands Chamber dinner meeting in March