Mrs. Cadman (Anne Hughes) Porter has given four Skipworth chairs in honor and memory of her family.
Mrs. Porter was a force at Kosciusko High School, teaching business, accounting, typewriting and shorthand. She taught there for 21 years.
Her late husband, Cadman Porter, was principal during the same period, 1970-1991. They moved to Kosciusko when the Indianola High School where he was teaching dissolved during the early days of desegregation.
Mr. Porter promptly recruited Charles M. “Mickey” Grove, who began 19 years as Director of Bands in Kosciusko. The entrance lobby at the Skipworth Performing Arts Center will be named the Charles M. Grove Lobby.
“It’s hard to talk about those wonderful and challenging years without mentioning Mr. William White, Principal, who came from Tipton Street High School in 1970,” said Porter. “ Cadman often said that he had no better friend than William White. They began every school morning with devotion and prayer.”
Mrs. Porter is honoring Sheila Howell, her daughter who was drum major for the Indianola Junior High School Band before moving to Kosciusko. Sheila played flute in the Big Red Band and was a member of the flag corps. Glenn, her son, is being honored with Mrs. Porter noting that, “Our athletes need to be honored as well!”
In addition to this significant donation to the Skipworth Performing Arts Center, the Porter Family donated their family dinner bell to the Pre-K Bell Tower. This bell is rung by students on special occasions.