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6/9/2023

Word is that President Biden will be at Nash Community College today.

And now a note from our mountain philosopher:

“Welcome to Week 40 and the final week of The Journey – A Weekly Reckoning for 2022-2023. It is the last week of school for students here in Transylvania.

It is not the end of the journey.  It is merely the start of a new one.  I give my last address to the graduates of Brevard High School tonight, June 9. You can read those remarks on EdNC today.

Five additional songs were added to the final list this school year.   Listen and look for the encore listing for the last three weeks of June, June 12 – 30. But for now, as Alice Cooper would say, “School’s Out for Summer.”

Later this month I retire after 14 years as superintendent 40 years as an educator employed by our NC Public Schools.  It has been an honor.  I hope you have enjoyed this weekly list.

EdNC will be sharing “The Reprise – A Journey’s End,” beginning next week for three weeks.  It will have my personal favorite top 14 songs from my three years of the weekly playlist…and one new one never before on the lists.  Care to make a guess?  If you really know me, it’s easy.

And beyond June 30?  The voices of music never are lost.  They live within the whispers of the mountain breeze.  And old philosophers never truly stop speaking music. New journeys begin soon. Stay tuned.

Thank you for supporting NC Traditional Public Schools.”

Superintendent McDaris, we are thankful for you and your leadership and your music. Shout out for including a song in this week’s list from “Speak Now.”

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.


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