By Kevin Shannahan
The Natchitoches Central Chief’s Volleyball team hosted Teacher Appreciation Night Tuesday, September 19th at the school. Coach Nikki Murphy emceed the presentations between the junior and senior varsity matches against C. E. Byrd. The night was dedicated to all of the faculty and staff that diligently work to build the next generation.
The evening featured a special presentation from the team. Each player chose a teacher to present with a framed team photo that was inscribed by the player with a note as to why he or she was chosen. The teachers thus honored were: Mr. Beaubouef, Ms. Thompson, Ms. Stultz, Ms. Dunn, Ms. Jones, Coach Jones, Coach Breland, Coach Coleman, Ms. Odom, Ms. Olson, Coach Daughtery, Coach Murphy, Mr. McQueary, Ms. Bellow, Ms. Spears, Ms. Essex, Ms. Richardson, Ms. Ebert, Ms. Bynog, Ms. Nelson, and Ms. Hatten.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal would like to commend the teachers chosen by their students/athletes. Being chosen by your students, several by more than one, is as sure a sign of success as can be found. We would like to also commend Coach Nikki Murphy for her efforts. This year marks the Volleyball Team’s second year, the first competing in the LHSAA as a varsity team. Starting the program from scratch was an impressive feat, all the more so on top of her teaching and family responsibilities. The affection and mutual respect between her and her athletes is a joy to watch. You are building more than athletes, you are building up the next generation. Thank you
The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes the young ladies of NCHS Volleyball every success on and off the court.