Throughout the history of Brookwood School, the Warrior Yearbook dedication ceremony has honored a variety of individuals.
“This special award is given annually to a member of the Brookwood family who has shown outstanding contributions to both the community and the school,” said Student Government President Braxton Jones at the March 6 ceremony. “These honorable recipients have not only impacted the senior class, but also the entire school.”
Traditionally, members of the senior class annually choose the honorees.
“So far, this prestigious award has been given to 21 different teachers, three headmasters, seven other staff members, seven board members, and four supporters and benefactors,” Jones told the full house of students, parents and board members filling the stands in the gymnasium.
Senior Madeleine Harrer announced the names of the 44th Warrior Yearbook Dedication honorees, described as “hardworking, dedicated, loving and special” — Ram and Rhonda Singletary.
“Ram is a hardworking team member at Singletary’s Flowers and Gifts,” Harrer said. “For years Brookwood has benefited from his talents and attention to detail with flowers for all occasions. From National Honor Society, to Awards Day, to prom, to graduation and even the sophomore mythology banquet, Ram has helped apply his distinctive touch to make it look just right.”
Senior Hunter Avera added information about Ram Singletary’s service as verger and acolyte master at All Saints Episcopal Church for more than 30 years.
“He has introduced many of our fellow students to the functions of an acolyte,” Avera added.
“Rhonda is our sweet, beautiful, loving friend. She is always available for a hug and kind words of encouragement. She seems to care for every member of our class, and she has been a loyal fan of the Warriors for many years. We love her special sense of humor and feel blessed when we hear her laughter,” Avera concluded.
Senior Class President Eleanor Stubley said: “Rhonda and Ram have honored Brookwood School with the Savannah Singletary Scholarship and the Savannah Singletary Basketball Scholarship. Through these scholarships and their involvement in the Thomasville and Brookwood community, Rhonda and Ram Singletary will always be a part of the Brookwood Family.”
The number 20 is painted on the wall of the gym, along with the name Singletary, for Savannah Ramsey Singletary, the beloved classmate of the Brookwood Class of 2014, who wore number 20 on the basketball team. She passed away from an accident in 2011.
“Rhonda and Ram’s daughter, our friend and classmate Savannah, will always be with us – today and all tomorrows,” concluded Stubley.