An outpouring of love for late Discovery High School Guidance Counselor and Newton-Conover High School English Teacher Maggie Daniels was evident this Friday at Discovery High School.
Maggie’s legacy was beautifully captured in a garden that was opened to the community at its ribbon cutting Friday morning by Destinee Carpenter, its primary benefactor.
Coming full circle at the ribbon cutting on August 21st, 2015, this former Discovery High School student completed this project as a direct result of a fully-funded GoFundMe public campaign — also functioning as her Senior Project.
“I’m not really doing this 100% for me. It is something that makes me very happy. Having something beautiful is going to make a lot of students happy,” Carpenter said.
In addition to the serene Koi Pond, the garden contains a beautiful tiled mosaic that was designed by Carpenter herself, as well as a gold-plated pair of Maggie’s favorite shoes — her Toms.
Destinee’s efforts have helped and will continue to help all who have been affected by the tragic loss of Maggie, and look forward to the positive impact that Maggie’s presence will have on the life of Discovery High School staff and students for years to come.