In March, 2011, Richard J. Murphy, former Leesville Principal passed away. Mr. Murphy worked in the Wake County Public School system for 36 years and became the first principal at Leesville Road High in 1993.
Mr. Murphy’s time as principal set standards and precedents that make Leesville such an exemplary school today. His excellent example set Leesville on the path to success, and the stellar reputation that he earned for our school still exists today.
The Richard J. Murphy Scholarship fund and the North Carolina Community Foundation are currently working together to collect money to fund this scholarship and any donation is appreciated. To make a tax-deductable donation, one should visit the North Carolina Community Foundation website.
“We are just now beginning a massive awareness and fundraising effort so that we might award the first Murphy Scholar at Leesville this May,” said Mrs. Scioli, teacher and contributor, via email interview. “If enough money can be raised ($150,000 -$250,000), scholarships can be offered and funded solely through the interest that accumulates on the principle.”
Katy has been on staff since her sophomore year, starting as a staff writer. With hard work and diligence, she earned a junior editor position and ultimately became Editor-in-Chief her senior year. She will pursue a degree in journalism in college.