David W. Clark was a speaker at the Mississippi Education Council’s (MEC) Annual Meeting and Education Celebration, honoring its 50th class of Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) teachers and students. Clark was a member of the first STAR graduating class in 1966, and spoke after Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.
The Clarion-Ledger captured part of Clark’s speech wherein he recalled the significant impact his STAR teacher, Elizabeth Miller, had on him and so many other students. He praised the MEC for its support of education funding and “resisting cries for no new taxes or for tax cuts for people who don't really need them when it would come at the expense of education.”
Read the complete article, “Nearly 280 seniors named STAR students,” which first appeared in The Clarion-Ledger on April 30, 2015.
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