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2015 Year in Review - Part 2
Tragedy in Charleston, UWKC completes shelter and the Queen of England responds to Historic Camdens
Brooklyn Mack
Elgin native Brooklyn Mack and Misty Copeland of The Washington Ballet perform in Swan Lake. They are the first African-American duo to dance the lead roles. - photo by C-I file photo
May In early May, students at North Central Middle School (NCMS) mourned the loss of NCMS math teacher Helen Charlene Mathis who passed away unexpectedly on April 29. Mathis had been working at NCMS since 2005. “Ten years ago, I had the good fortune of hiring Charlene Mathis to the faculty at North Central Middle School. (She) possessed all the attributes of the perfect teacher -- loving, caring, patient and knowledgeable,” NCMS Principal Burch Richardson said.