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Parent Teacher Student Association


PTA was established in 1897, over 100 years ago. PTA represents a force in the nation that speaks for all children- a unified voice on major issues, a unified push for improved legislation, an opportunity to act as a forum for ideas, and a chance to meet with others and discuss mutual concerns.
By: NC PTA Handbook for Local Unit 1 and Council Presidents/2005-06

NCPTA is North Carolina’s oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for the education, health, safety, and success of all children and youth while building strong families and communities.

PTA Vision: Making Every Child’s Potential A Reality

Seventy-First High School PTSA  Officers:

  • President- Sonya Harriott
  • 1st Vice President- Deanna Jones
  • 2nd Vice President-Margie Maddox
  • Treasurer-Betty Lewis
  • Faculty/Staff- Gary Porter, David Simmons
    Membership Dues are:  $7 for Adults
                                                      $5 for Students

The (Parent-Teacher-Student Association) PTSA demonstrates its commitment to Seventy-First High School through volunteer hours and financial support. It is a 501 © (3) tax-exempt public charity and as such, we abide by the expectations of the Internal Revenue Code.

We have three (3) general PTSA meetings each school year and monthly  Board of Directors meetings. All parents, teachers (staff) and students are encouraged to join and participate in this organization. Annual dues are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

The purpose of the PTSA as outlined in our bylaws are:

  1. To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, and community.

  2. To bring into closer relation the home and the school; that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.

  3. To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

PTA News:

2019-2020 Blue Key Award Recipients:

Cumberland Schools PTA:

  • Albritton Middle
  • Alderman Road Elementary
  • Beaver Dam Elementary
  • Bill Hefner Elementary
  • E.Melvin Honeycutt Elementary
  • Ed V. Baldwin Elementary
  • Glendale Acres C & FL Academy
  • Gray’s Creek Middle
  • Hampton Primary
  • Howard Hall Elementary
  • Mac Williams Middle
  • Montclair Elementary
  • Morganton Road Elementary
  • New Century International Elementary
  • Seventy-First High School
  • Stoney Point Elementary
  • Terry Sanford High School
  • VanStory Hills Elementary

Congratulations to these schools’ PTAs who started the year off strong. They  built their team of parents and teachers early in the year,now they are on track meeting the  goals to help the children achieve their potential!

To learn more about PTSA, click on the links below: 


Published by Betty Houghtaling on August 28, 2020