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Beverly Smith Herrington honored by Albany High classmates

Herrington prepares monthly newsletter for 3,000 readers

Beverly Smith Herrington, center, is honored by her classmates from Albany High School with presentation of a resolution for her work in preparing a monthly newsletter. (Special Photo)

Beverly Smith Herrington, center, is honored by her classmates from Albany High School with presentation of a resolution for her work in preparing a monthly newsletter. (Special Photo)

ALBANY _ Each month, Beverly Smith Herrington prepares a newsletter about alumni of Albany High School to approximately 3,000 former AHS students.

Herrington is a 1955 graduate of Albany High School. She moved to Albany with her family from Jacksonville, Fla., with her parents and two sisters.

She later studied music at Florida State University and won the Miss Florida State University beauty contest as a freshman. She later raised three children while serving her church as director of music, church organist and choir director.

Because of her work for AHS classmates, the former students recently honored her with a resolution recognizing her efforts. The resolution was signed by co-chairmen Harriet Ort Cornelius and F. Marion Hay. The resolution read:

“Whereas Beverly Smith Herrington has always epitomized the qualities of good citizenship in every community in which she has lived. She was an active participant in productions of the historic Springer Opera House in Columbus, Ga., and had the distinct privilege of winning the starring role of Queen Guinevere in King Arthur’s Knights of the Roundtable, and

“Whereas Beverly Smith Herrington has continued to excel in everything she does by using all of her God-given talents and leadership wherever and whenever she has been called upon. She has dedicated recent years of her retired life to connecting and reconnecting all of her past Albany High School classmates, friends and alumni through her Albany High Times News & Club Newsletter which she first published in April 2002 and currently distributes to more than 3,000 classmates and alumni.”

The classmates honored Herrington with a monetary donation, a book and a framed copy of the resolution.