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Many of us lovingly remember the late Ronn Shaffer who, along with Robert Eck, helped investigate much of what we now know of our historic graveyard. Before his death, Ronn lamented if there would be younger folks interested in carrying out the work he and Bob Eck began. That prayer of his has been answered.

We are pleased to announce that Kevin Williams, Secondary Social Studies teacher, has been elected as the new president of the Old Pine Conservancy. Kevin, who currently teaches at Mastery Charter, Hardy Williams High School, started working with the Conservancy in 2020 when he did his Cultural Fieldwork course requirement. Upon graduation, he became a research intern. With his help, a comprehensive graveyard survey has been developed and is close to publication. Kevin has written several articles for the Old Pine Conservancy’s publication, Heritage. His expertise, both technically and academically, were key in the development of our self-guided audio tour.

A Member of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society, Kevin becomes the youngest individual to hold the office of President of the Old Pine Conservancy.

Ronn would be very pleased indeed!