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Local Author with Ties to BCS Visits Students
Local Author with Ties to BCS Visits Students
Posted on 02/22/2022
An Asheville author with ties to Buncombe County Schools gave a virtual visit Tuesday, Feb. 15. A.C. Reynolds High School alumnus, J.P. Miller spoke with students at A.C. Reynolds Middle School (ACRMS) about her life in honor of Black History Month.By: Breanna Hensley
BCS Communications Dept.

An Asheville author with ties to Buncombe County Schools gave a virtual visit Tuesday, Feb. 15. A.C. Reynolds High School alumnus, J.P. Miller spoke with students at A.C. Reynolds Middle School (ACRMS) about her life in honor of Black History Month.

“I feel it’s important for students to see community members and their successes after they graduate high school,” said Assistant Principal Cathy Haughney. “She spoke with the students about her writing process and how she became interested in writing.”

J.P. Miller grew up in the Shiloh community of Asheville. She writes a series of books entitled “Black Stories Matter.” This series highlights different ways that Black people have contributed to society.

Ms. Miller told students about the changes she observed in her own school system.

“Ms. Miller grew up during the integration of schools,” explained Ms. Haughney. “She told the kids about how this change influenced the community. Ms. Miller also talked about the challenges and successes that arose from the schools being integrated,” she added.

During the visit Ms. Haughney said there was one part that really stood out to her the most.

“I learned from Ms. Miller about the strength of the Shiloh community, and how they’ve continued to stay a close knit area,” said Ms. Haughney. “You could tell that Ms. Miller was proud of her community. She truly loved growing up there, and going to Reynolds.”

Students gleaned a lot from Ms. Miller, and learned more about the history of the school they attend each and everyday.

“The students asked many related questions,” said Ms. Haughney. “They wanted to know more about where Ms. Miller wrote, when she wrote, and how she decided what to write about. Afterwards each class wrote about how they can contribute to the ACRMS community.”

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, shanon.martin@bcsemail.org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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