My name is Beth Stevens and I have been a resident of Chatham County all my life. I attended Silk Hope from kindergarten till eighth grade and then went on to Jordan Matthew high school. I can remember having a great sense of pride and community at both schools, more so at Silk Hope because I was there so long, but at Jordan-Matthews as well. I spent my high school years making many mistakes that many teens do at that age, and then went on to join the Army and served my country. I met my husband and began to raise a family. When we bought our house in Bennett, I never thought about what school was there at the time, because did not have children yet. But when we started our family, I was really glad that my children would go to a school with the same atmosphere that my husband and I did.