Scholarship & Mini Grant Fund Established
January 3, 2019
A light went out at Hertford Grammar School on December 13, 2018. That’s when a beloved teacher died unexpectedly at school, doing what she loved.
Kim Hunter Daugherty was a very bright, very compassionate woman with a quick sense of humor. She always saw the positive side of everything --- such a rare quality in a person.
According to Kim’s friends and co-workers, her overwhelming kindness and infectious smile made everyone want to be around her. She was full of life and could put a smile on anyone’s face. She put her full heart into every task she was given.
Kim’s impact was so great, contributions have been pouring in to the School Foundation to continue the work she put her full heart into on a daily basis.
According to Foundation Executive Director Brenda Lassiter, the funds are being received and held in a special line item and will be used to continue Kim’s legacy in regards to education. “The family will be asked to help develop guidelines and/or criteria for the use of the money,” she said.
The fund has been established in memory of Kim Hunter Daugherty and the Perquimans County Schools Foundation is managing the fund. Donations can be made to the Foundation at PO Box 337, Hertford, NC 27944, and are tax deductible.
“We are in the early stages, but our hope is to award a scholarship to a senior at Perquimans High School and mini-grants to teachers beginning next year. We all know how passionate Mrs. Daugherty was about her students and her job. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor her memory than to help students continue their education,” says Foundation President Antoine Moore.
“Kim was a beautiful soul who made you feel loved and special. Her kindness and gentle spirit touched so many lives. We were blessed to have her as a colleague, but even more as a friend,” said Foundation Executive Director Brenda Lassiter. “Kim was able to turn a quiet kid to actually being able to socialize with people. Her ability to do that through her kindness, laughter and dedication was amazing.”
Principal John Lassiter said the thing he will remember most about Kim is that he never heard her speak negatively about anyone, not one single person. She lived in the moment, always looking for ways to laugh and enjoy life. She had a gift for making everyone feel better about themselves. “I am a better person because of Mrs. Daugherty’s influence and impact on my personal and professional life,” he said.