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Richmond Hill man to head national PTA

POSTED: June 29, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Otha Thorton, the newly installed president of the National Parent Teacher Association, speaks recently during the association’s annual convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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One of Richmond Hill’s own has taken the reins of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and has made history in the process.
Otha Thorton was named president of the association Sunday, making him the first African-American male to lead the group, according to the PTA. Thorton was installed during the PTA’s annual convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he addressed more than 1,000 attendees in his first official speech as president.
“This is an exciting opportunity, and I am proud to have been elected to lead the charge for parents and teachers across the nation, and to ensure that our children have the tools and support they need to succeed,” Thornton said.

Read full story in June 29 issue of the Bryan County News. 

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