This morning’s Roanoke Times has a major feature piece about Washington and Lee alumnus Courtney Penn of the Class of 1992. Courtney is a special assistant to the president at Roanoke College, but today’s feature is all about Courtney’s six years of service on the Roanoke School Board.
As the story notes right up front, Courtney’s vow to “vote with his conscience” when he joined the board meant that he wound up being in conflict with his fellow board members on a good many issues. But, as he acknowledges, he’s content with all the decisions that were made during his tenure–even if he was a dissenting voice on some.
It’s a good read, examining several of the major issues like redistricting and setting minimum standards for student athletes.
Congratulations to Courtney on his service, which you can read all about in the Roanoke Times.