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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Acting Principal Shares McLaughlin Success

Wright-Hudson Says School Rising From the Ashes


Last updated 4/22/2021 at 9:49am

Chevon Baccus

Debra Wright-Hudson encourages Spook Hill fifth-graders to do well on state tests.

Dr. Debra Wright-Hudson is on a mission. The acting principal of McLaughlin Middle School & Fine Arts Academy is reaching out to the Lake Wales community to share the good news about her students' success.

Like the school's phoenix mascot, McLaughlin has spent the last two years rising from the ashes of an F-rating from the state. Wright-Hudson said she expects the school to soon achieve at least a C rating, and possibly be in reach of a B, while striving for an A grade.

Wright-Hudson and her team made a formal presentation April 7 to the Lake Wales City Commission, followed the next...

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