Dr. Jim Merrill, Wake County Superintendent of Schools, throws a beach ball into the crowd to get things rocking at a celebration held at Combs Elementary School after it was named the best magnet school in the country on May 19, 2014.
Dr. Jim Merrill, Wake County Superintendent of Schools, throws a beach ball into the crowd to get things rocking at a celebration held at Combs Elementary School after it was named the best magnet school in the country on May 19, 2014. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Dr. Jim Merrill, Wake County Superintendent of Schools, throws a beach ball into the crowd to get things rocking at a celebration held at Combs Elementary School after it was named the best magnet school in the country on May 19, 2014. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

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