The first day of school got off to a high energy start at Orange Brook Elementary in Hollywood.
It was the place to be, with Miami Heat guard Norris Cole and mascot Burnie on hand to welcome students and give out free school supplies from Office Depot. Superintendent Robert Runcie was also on hand well as most of the local TV stations.
Why all the fuss? Orange Brook is a school with a large number of low-income and minority student, but it’s pulled out an A grade for nine years in a row.
Doug Pennington, a member of the Miami Heat’s halftime Xtreme Team handed out stress balls, glue and other freebies to parents and students in line. Inside the school, a full stock of pencils, crayons, notebooks and other supplies were available for all students.
“Your hard work and dedication has paid off. You’r