Posted Date: 08/29/2018
When students returned to school this week, there were four new books on the library shelves at Hempstead High School. Author and former superintendent, Charles Lynn Russell, donated autographed copies of four novels he has written to the high school library.
The set includes A Year to Remember, Making Memories, Lasting Memories, and Faith and a Fast Horse.
The novels are part of a series following the life of a ranching family in New Mexico. Although Mr. Russell expressed that the stories are fictional, he said most of the events in the chapters of the books were motivated by actual events and experiences.
Mr. Russell served the Hempstead Independent School District as Superintendent of Schools for five years from 1996 to 2001 and has always had a special place in his heart for the students and families in the community. “Hempstead holds many special memories for us,” he said.
Kay Kloecker and Amy Finch, who were both part of the school district under Russell’s leadership, accepted the novels on behalf of the school district. The books will be on the library shelves for students and staff to check out and enjoy for many years to come. Thank you to Mr. Russell for sharing the novels with our staff and students.