May 12, 2005
South Junior High principal Russell Blackbird gets a hug from Joyce Mullenix as Chris Johnson looks on. Blackbird was honored at a retirement reception Wednesday. The event also honored Pam Nuzum and Linda Lawrence, who are retiring from South. Blackbird has spent 31 years with Lawrence public schools, including 10 as principal at South. Lawrence has worked in physical education for 28 years, and Nuzum has been a guidance counselor for 26 years.