Northport proudly celebrates our very diverse culture every day, and Thursday, February 25, 2016, was especially special at the school. On this day, Northport included a program that hosted pioneers from our county and also all the Northport past principals. Dr. Sam Gaines, first African American school board member, Gloria Johnson-Scott, first female African American high school principal, Dr. Donna Mills, first female African American school board member, Joseph Smith, first African American Clerk of the Court, Officer Carl Toppin, first African American PSL police officer, as well as Queen Townsend, first SLC African American Interim Superintendent.

We were also thrilled to host every principal who helmed Northport. Mr. John Townsend, Mrs. Gloria Johnson-Scott, Mrs. Jane Summa, Mr. Eric Seymour and presently, Glenn Rustay. Two former assistant principals, Barbara Kelly and Maizie Epps were also honored as part of the Northport legacy. It was a wonderful and all encompassing program richly filled with the tapestry that makes up the Northport leadership family.

Thanks to Counselor Diane Crumpton for organizing such a wonderful program. We are all so proud of the Northport family! This was a richly deserved birthday celebration for the school as we celebrate 30 years of stellar educational experiences.