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Longtime Norfork principal dies after battle with COVID-19

According to the official Norfork School District Facebook page, longtime Norfork High School Principal Bobby D. Hulse (pictured) died Wednesday morning after a battle with COVID-19.

The Baxter Bulletin shared that Hulse’s educational career was over 50 years. The majority of that time was served with the Norfork School District.

Norfork Superintendent Chip Layne issues a statement regarding Hulse’s death on the district’s Facebook page:

“I’m sure many of you have heard the news about our dear friend and leader Mr. Bobby D. Hulse. There are not enough adjectives to describe how great a man we lost today. I simply use a word that I don’t toss around too often, “Legend.” Our job now is to honor this great man and do our part to comfort his great family and each other. The days ahead will be tough, but Bobby would want us to do our best to continue to pull together and continue our great tradition at Norfork, a tradition that he pretty much created and led for over 40 years. We will take this challenge on and continue it in his honor because we owe that to him. Prayers and love for the family and friends everywhere of Mr. Bobby D. Hulse!!”

The initial announcement of Hulse’s death on the district’s page received many reactions and condolences from individuals and other school districts.

Image Source: Norfork School District website

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