Written by Hallee Chapman - NMS 7th Grade Activities Commissioner
On October 9, 2015, an official ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Norris Middle School Library. The ribbon cutting honored the opening of the Mary Louise Robinson Library. The library was named for Mary Louise Robinson, who went to school at Norris in 1935, over 80 years ago. The Lake and Robinson families made a generous donation to assist in the building of the new library.
Many people attended the ceremony; the Lake and Robinson families and their close friends, the school board, district administration, Norris Middle School staff, and some students. The ceremony began with Lexi Reynish, ASB President, and CJ Gimena, ASB Vice President, leading the flag salute. Speeches were made by Mrs. Miller, the Norris School District Superintendent, Mr. Stone, the Norris School Board President, and Mr. Lake, a family member. Mr. Lake spoke about the Lake family and how important the Norris District is to the family. He said that there have been over 60 family members that have attended the Norris District. He also talked about how much Mary Louise Robinson loved to read. Norris Middle School student, D’Angelo Rios, gave a speech about what the new library meant to the students. He told the crowd that not only did the library give the students a beautiful facility, but it also taught them about generosity and inspired the students to be generous as well. There was also a song by the NMS choir quartet, and then the ribbon was cut! When all the guests entered the library, there were students ready to give tours and tell them about the new library. The student tour guides were part of the library design committee. This committee helped design the library and pick out the furniture. It was great to see so many people come out to the ceremony for our gorgeous new library.