Community Teacher Appreciation Project a Success

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Sally Rupert, Autumn Mendenhall, Jade Graves, and Erin Bartlett worked together to host the Community Teacher Appreciation Project.

Through donations from the community, businesses and First Baptist Church, every teacher, support staff, office worker, custodian, and cafeteria worker at the Greenwood School District received a goodie-bag and $5 gift card. This as a show of gratitude through the Community Teacher Appreciation Project.

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“I just want to say thank you to everyone who supported the Teacher Appreciation Project,” stated organizer Jade Graves. Because of your generous donations, every teacher, support staff, office worker, custodian, and cafeteria worker received a goodie-bag and a $5 gift card! We were also able to draw names for larger prizes for each campus.” 

Graves enlisted the help of Beau Barlett to assist with drawing names for larger prizes. In total, seven names per campus and 12 names for the high school, were drawn. The drawing, which was held on Wednesday, August 26, included additional gift cards and prizes, all from local businesses.

Those businesses include:
Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic
Vache Grass Country Club
Shop Persnickety
Bishop Family Dentistry
Cucina Pizza
Pizza Barn
The Dari
Walmart
First Baptist Church
Lin’s House
The Cup-Coffee Shop
Real Food Co
TLC Confections by Melissa Jones
Jade Graves Photography
McGraw Reality:
Tonia Hobbs
Shiela Reid
Susie Sparkman

A group of 10th grade girls, Alana Buchanan, Shelby Mayor, Lyric Graves, and Kenzie Auterson all helped to stuff the bags for presentation.

“A huge thank you to Erin Bartlett,” added Graves. “She handled the GoFundMe financial side of things and did an amazing job! What an awesome community we are blessed to live in! I am so very proud to call Greenwood home!”

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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