Still loving like Cheryl Ogle

Cheryl Ogle, dedicated teacher at Gray Elementary who passed away Nov. 3, 2017, was honored with the planting of a cherry tree for Arbor Day on April 27. 

The tree is in front of the school – next to her memorial with her name – and was donated by Keep Jones Beautiful Commission.

“Arbor Day is a yearly thing they do to plant the trees, but it has a special meaning this year because we chose to have a tree planted in Cheryl’s honor,” said Jackie Burks, kindergarten paraprofessional. “It had special meaning for everyone, especially her class.”

The school decided to plant a cherry tree because it was Cheryl Ogle’s favorite tree. The family even has its own cherry tree in their yard at home.

“We’re from Macon originally, and she was born in Macon,” said Trey Ogle, Cheryl’s husband and STEAM teacher at Gray Elementary. “I’ve lived in Macon my whole life, and due to the festival, she just loved them. When we bought our house, there was a cherry tree already there. She just loved it. We get two bloom cycles out of it, which is odd, but it’s beautiful.”


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