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Mattie L. Owens Courtyard Dedication
Roby Elementary School's outdoor learning area was officially named the Mattie L. Owens Courtyard during a ceremony May 19 Gwinn Hahn of the Bowman's Valley School Committee spoke to the crowd gathered for the dedication. Bowman's Valley School Alumnae Betty Hadnot led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Roby music teacher Stacey Oliver led students in the song Members of the Owens family at the courtyard dedication. Marian Owens Hickman, retired educator and Bowman`s Valley School Alumnae, read the biography of Mattie L. Owens. Guest speakers were part of the ceremony. Darlene Ayers, Bowman`s Valley School Alumnae, read a letter written by Miss Owens. Margaret Payne, Retired Executive Assistant to the
President of Kent State University and Faculty Member with the Department of Psychology. Roby Principal Brittany Knipp and Bullitt County Schools Superintendent Keith Davis conducted the official dedication. The courtyard dedication drew applause from the audience. Margaret Payne presented a check for $30,000 to the Bowman's Valley School Committee. Bowman's Valley School Committee members Tammy Ott and Gwinn Hahn enjoy the courtyard dedication with Margaret Payne. Owens' family members with local education and government officials. Family members stand in the middle of the Mattie L. Owens Courtyard at Roby Elementary School.