8th grade student, Bosco Nzabara, stands with his lunch buddy, Chris Horne of Horne Heating and Air.

Head of School, John Murray, introduces keynote speaker, London Fletcher.

Board chairman, Bill Elmore, poses with Brookstone Alumni, Santiago Castaneda and his family.

Brookstone Schools - A Year to Thrive

Thank you to everyone who attended Brookstone Schools’ 2024 Friend and Fundraiser. It was truly an amazing night. We want to thank all of those who worked hard to make this night possible.

The ASEP (After School Enrichment Program) Dancers, led by Ms. Shala Davis, and the Chapel Choir, led by Mrs. Ray Kale Jackson and Brandon Jones, opened the night with music and dance.  Our student MC’s were Tyler Nelson and Tarralyn Huckleberry. 2nd grader, Angel Thomas, led us in the blessing. 

We were inspired by our keynote speaker, London Fletcher, and his story of success due to his access to a high-quality education.

Head of School, John Murray, shared the state of the school as well as current student success stories. 

We featured alumni, Santiago Castaneda and his family in a video interview. After the presentation, Santiago came to the stage to announce that he has been accepted to NC State! 

Thanks to Bill Elmore, Brookstone’s Board Chairman, for sharing the need for your support. We are grateful to all who support this mission to ensure that we can tell more stories of student success!

If you have not yet given a gift to further the mission, please consider pressing the “Give Now” button above. 

Ms. Shala Davis led the ASEP (After School Enrichment Program) Dancers and Mrs. Ray Kale Jackson and Mr. Brandon Jones led the Chapel Choir in a worshipful presentation.

Head of School, John Murray, poses with keynote speaker, London Fletcher and Board chairman, Bill Elmore.

Board chairman, Bill Elmore, invites Brookstone Alumni, Santiago Castaneda and his mother to speak before the audience. 

Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker, London Fletcher gives his powerful testimony.

London Fletcher, a retired linebacker played 16 years in the National Football League with the St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Washington Redskins. He played collegiately at John Carroll University in Ohio and was a 2-time all-American as well as the Division 3 national linebacker of the year. London won a Super Bowl ring as the starting middle linebacker on the 1999 Rams. London joined the Bills as a free agent signing in 2002 where he spent 5 seasons. In 2007 London joined the Redskins and played the final seven seasons of his career. While in Washington he made 4 Pro Bowls, 2 All-pro teams and became the National Football League’s record holder for consecutive starts for a linebacker with 215. During his 16 year career London never missed a game, playing in 256 consecutive games. London is a member of Washington’s Ring of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. London currently works on the radio broadcast crew for Washington Commanders. London resides in Charlotte with his wife Charne and 3 children Paige, Steele, and Brooke.

The Brookstone Schools 2024 Friend and Fundraiser


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