Name: Nancy Draughon, three-year resident of...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

October 18, 1992

Name: Nancy Draughon, three-year resident of Clarksville.

Hobbies/Activities: Most of her activities revolve around her family. She volunteers at Clarksville Elementary School and Girl Scouts and her church. She says she loves to bowl and her passion, besides her family, is gardening.

Organization's Comments: Nancy Draughon became active in the Clarksville Elementary School PTA two years ago. She began doing the school newsletter and then was elected PTA president, a position she has had for two years. "She is a one-woman show," says Clarksville principal Kaye Cornmesser. "She does it all."

Some programs she has initiated at the school include: baby sitting during PTA meetings; the young authors program, where children write books; Family Reading Night; the parenting skills committee; Clarksville Elementary's adoption of the Claremont School in Baltimore; and the correspondence between Clarksville students and students at the Claremont School.

Nancy has an abundance of energy. She is a follow-through person," Ms. Cornmesser says. "She comes up with great ideas and makes sure they are completed. If I have something that needs to be done for the school, I can call Nancy and know it will be done."

Volunteer's comments: "I have trouble saying 'no,' " Ms. Draughon says. "I enjoy doing it because I am involved and can be part of the process. And its good for my kids to know I am involved. The programs we started wouldn't be possible without all the help of the parents at the school."

Her history of volunteering goes back to high school, where she volunteered at her school's library. She met her husband while volunteering for the Red Cross at a hospital.

About Ms. Draughon: Married to Michael for 18 years. They have three daughters, Sarah, 10; Laura, 7 and Katie, 5.

To make a nomination or receive a nomination form, call Jill L. Kubatko at 418-8013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Nominations may be faxed to the office at 418-8016.

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