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CCF in the News

As an active part of the Lewisville Clemmons Community, the following articles highlight the Clemmons Community Foundation in the news. If you would like any additional information regarding our work in the community, our logo, or our logo print guidelines, please contact Sandi Scannelli.

Steve and Anne Sessions

Steve and Anne Sessions

When you mention the names Steve or Anne Sessions, expressions of regard quickly soften eyes and broaden smiles. Few people engender such esteem throughout decades of life and business interactions.

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November 7, 2019
Angst - Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Angst - Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Life is different for kids today. Our schools repeatedly cite anxiety as a top issue for kids and teens. Access to 24/7 social media is often named as a contributor to youth anxiety, but there are many other factors, including news events.

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September 5, 2019
Clemmons Community Foundation Awards Its 2019 Community Grant Awards

Clemmons Community Foundation Awards Its 2019 Community Grant Awards

The Clemmons Community Foundation completed its 2019 Community Grant Awards. Grants were awarded to both existing programs and services that have proved impactful in the Clemmons-Lewisville area as well as to exciting new opportunities.

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August 7, 2019
Shore Scholars Kick Off their First Year with a Fun Retreat

Shore Scholars Kick Off their First Year with a Fun Retreat

The first group of Shore Scholars kicked off its year with a retreat at Total Escape. Good fun, great work, and super team building!

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August 7, 2019
Clemmons Community Foundation Awards Scholarships at West Forsyth High School

Clemmons Community Foundation Awards Scholarships at West Forsyth High School

The Clemmons Community Foundation celebrated six outstanding students at West Forsyth High School's Award's Day on May 22, 2019.

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June 22, 2019
Clemmons Community Foundation Elects New Officers

Clemmons Community Foundation Elects New Officers

New board officers announced to take their positions on July 1, 2019

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August 7, 2019
Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship

Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship

One of the most gratifying aspects of being a teacher is knowing that you have had a lasting impact on students long after they have left your classroom. Danny and Becky Green, two career music teachers, have had such an impact on hundreds of their students during their careers that have spanned decades.

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August 7, 2019
Clemmons Community Foundation Awards Grants to Community

Clemmons Community Foundation Awards Grants to Community

Clemmons Community Foundation announces more than $35,000 in community grants

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May 24, 2019

Grantees in the News

A collection of news articles and features that show the work of our community’s non-profits that are collaborating with the Clemmons Community Foundation and making a difference.

Lexi Scoggin: Clemmons and Lewisville's New Community Engagement Facilitator

Lexi Scoggin is hitting the ground running in her new position as community engagement facilitator in a grant-funded partnership between the Clemmons Community Foundation, the Interfaith Alliance, and Faith Health Innovations. She works closely with schools and faith organizations in the Clemmons-Lewisville area to establish community relationships in order to better meet the food, clothing, mentoring, and education needs in the area.

To read more from this Clemmons Courier article, go to https://www.clemmonscourier.net/2019/07/25/a-dream-job-scoggin-to-work-with-churches-schools-to-benefit-community/.

Relevant Community News

A methadone overdose killed this West Forsyth student. A scholarship honors his memory.

CLEMMONS — In the ideal world, the one where kids heed warnings about drugs and no parent ever buries a child, Mason Hunter would be battling senioritis in his final semester at West Forsyth High School. In between marathon Xbox sessions with his buddies, he would think about his future, weighing two choices that appealed to him the most: chef or state trooper? Shauna and Brad Hunter would be talking about the best way to support their quick-witted, tenderhearted middle child. It didn’t work out that way.

Early on March 4, 2018, the ideal world was shattered by a scream for help from Mason’s bedroom. A friend spending the night looked over at Mason. He was unresponsive. At some point, the night before he died, someone gave Mason liquid methadone.
The Hunters have been told that Mason thought he was taking cough syrup. “He had a one-time accidental overdose,” Shauna explained. “Mason didn’t do heroin. I mean, he didn’t like to drink. So I don’t know why he thought he needed to do that. But that’s what happened.”

Methadone is a synthetic opiate that is used to relieve pain. It is often used to treat opioid addiction. When taken properly, it can reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. After taking the methadone, Mason vomited and became sleepy, the friends told the Hunters the next day. Some time later, he died of an overdose. He was 17. With that one-time, reckless decision, Mason’s story was folded into the national opioid epidemic. Though statistics have not been released for 2018, the number of overdose deaths is expected to rival the more than 70,000 who died in 2017. Of those, 68 percent involved opioids.

To read more from this Winston-Salem Journal Article, go to https://bit.ly/2VlrNMy