Monte Herring Death – Obituary – Columbus County Schools announced the death of a long-time board member Monte Herring on Monday 20th of September 2021. The cause of his death has not been released to the public yet.
Herring served 14 years on the Board of Education, during his tenure, he helped acquire funding to create the Columbus Career And College Academy, an initiative that supplies technology to every student, and oversaw the establishment of two new K-8 schools.
He also received The Raleigh Dingman Award which is the highest honor given to a North Carolina School Board member.
According to the news release, “Mr. Herring was a treasured member of his church and community, beloved by his family and friends, and a tireless champion for education in our system.”
He will surely be missed by many people who knew him and the school board extends its thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and the community.