Go for the green

Published 10:40 pm Friday, October 26, 2018

To the editor:

Surely you have noticed many of the signs along Route 58 from Franklin to Suffolk and in other areas of the Holy Neck Borough, supporting the candidacy of Lorita W. Mayo, who is anxious, ready and willing to share her experiences and knowledge as a member of Suffolk’s School Board.

As most campaign signs will feature colors of black, white, red or blue, green is an interesting choice. When you think about it, the term green can relate to things not fully processed, ripened or matured, such as “unseasoned” wood, or not fully qualified for a particular function, such as a person who is inexperienced or “in training” on their first job.

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On the other hand, green also denotes advancement and progression, which creates thoughts of advancement and productivity, such as a green light. Do take note of the reference to one who has a green thumb, the ability to make plants grow and thrive. This definition definitely fits this candidate.

Lorita is home-grown. She has been other places and seen other things, but as a lifelong resident of this community, she knows us and many of us know her. She has been a servant for all of her adult years and for more than 31 years as an educator in the Suffolk Public Schools. Her educational experiences include positions such as teacher, assistant principal and principal. She is a Diamond Life Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She has been a state director, chapter president, second vice-president, financial secretary and parliamentarian in addition to other regional and national appointed positions.

She represents the standards of educational excellence necessary for all of our students and will continue to work hard to affect accreditation for all of our schools. Competent, courageous and capable. Her name is Lorita W. Mayo.

Go for the green!

Mae Burke