GSD Parent of the Year selected...

The Grenada School District has selected Debbie Frierson, nominated by Grenada Middle School, as the District-wide Parent of the Year for 2012. Her son Trey is a twelve-year old student in the seventh grade at GMS. She is self-employed entrepreneur, owner of The Scent Junkie, making home-made bath and body products. She is married to Kenny Frierson. Debbie has been actively involved with several organizations assisting our District including volunteering her time and assistance. She has been part of the GMS PTO for the past three years, currently serving as the PTO President.

Former PTO President Frankie Fortier says, “Since her business is home-based, Debbie is able to work around her schedule and be available to help with school functions.  She is always willing to volunteer…Debbie is a wonderful lady, with a heart of gold.  She always supported the PTO, the teachers, and the staff of the Grenada School District.”

Debbie has been involved with every event at GMS, especially the World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser.  The money raised by this candy sale is used for a variety of functions throughout the year, making the successful implementation of this project important for many GMS

functions.  Working each day for weeks sorting candy and collecting and counting money make the candy sale an endeavor that requires a tremendous amount of time and effort. The proceeds from this sale fund activities such as providing breakfast and lunch for the judges during the Science and Reading Fairs, the Back-to-School luncheon for the teachers, contributions to the Angel Tree Project, prizes for the Spelling Bee, supplies for the school counselors, candy for the students during MCT testing, pizza for AR parties, pizza for Office Worker parties, resources for Field Day, AR books for the library, snacks for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, and the end of the school year luncheon for the teachers and staff.

“What a huge honor it is to be chosen Parent of the Year!” Debbie states.  “The time I spend volunteering at Grenada Middle School means so much to me. I enjoy helping with school events to alleviate some of the tasks of the faculty so they will be able to more effectively assist the students in academic areas.”

Grenada Middle School and Grenada School District are fortunate to receive the assistance from a parent so deeply involved and so committed the students.  Congratulations to the 2012 Parent of the Year, Debbie Frierson.

Parent of Year
Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault, left, and School Board President James Hughes, right, congratulate 2012 Parent of the Year Debbie Frierson.