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Cabot superintendent helping build school in Dominican Republic
Cabot superintendent helping build school in Dominican Republic

CABOT, Ark. (CPS) - Cabot Superintendent Dr. Tony Thurman is on a mission that has taken him 1,700 miles away from Arkansas.

For the past week, he's been participating in a Lifetouch Memory Mission to help build a school in the Dominican Republic. The school is being built for children and families in a small, mountainous farming community called Constanza.

Lifetouch Photography, the leading national provider of school and family photography, organizes the trip and invites school administrators, school board members, principals and other educators and PTA members to work alongside Lifetouch volunteers and Dominican nationals to build the school.

Dr. Thurman is the only school administrator from Arkansas selected to attend this year, and traveled with 51 other volunteers to begin construction on the new elementary school. 

During the trip, volunteers have been working on a number of projects and have the opportunity to visit with community members and interact with teachers and students. They even participated in a day of photography for the students and families in the village, many of whom have never seen a photo of themselves.

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