The Beaufort County Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously dedicated the athletics complex at Robert Smalls Middle School in the name of Rocco Cavalluzzi, a veteran teacher who passed away unexpectedly in February.
"Mr. Cavalluzzi was a dedicated teacher at Robert Smalls Middle School for seven and one half years of his 24 years of service to the Beaufort County School District," Principal Denise Smith said in a formal request to the board from the Robert Smalls School Improvement Council.
Smith said Cavalluzzi also organized and implemented the middle schools first technology course and taught technology summer camps for Robert Smalls and Whale Branch middle school students for four years. He also was a state-trained mentor for new teachers, coached a wrestling team that won five conference championships and athletic director at Robert Smalls for six years.
A dedication ceremony and reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 23 at the athletics complex.