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