HHCS continues to benefit from the generosity of alumni, community members, and local organizations and businesses.
For instance, Ms. Andrea Emerick of Modern Woodmen of America’s Youth Service Club recently donated a tree and a ton of rock for the circle at the rear entrance.
“I graduated there; I’m local. And the Hyndman School is the heart of Hyndman,” said Ms. Emerick. “And since it’s a youth club, it’s only appropriate.”
As the photo shows, several students planted the birch in the lawn by the tennis courts where it replaced an older tree that was falling over.
We have also learned that Ms. Amanda Coughenour and her fellow members of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at Mansfield University raised $700 for the music program at HHCS.
“I was so excited when Amanda announced they raised seven hundred dollars for our music department,” said music teacher Mrs. Caroline Leap. “This will be used for instruments, sheet music, and educational opportunities for the kids.”
Also this spring, local donors, businesses and organizations gave over $18,000 in scholarships to the graduates of the Class of 2014.
Meanwhile, Bryce Emerick, a junior at HHCS, has begun raising money to resurface the tennis courts at the school. After just one hoagie sale, Bryce has already raised over $2,200, including a thousand dollar donation from an anonymous source.
Families and friends of the school are reminded that several other fundraisers are ongoing: Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education and Coke Rewards run all year long. Box tops, labels and lids can be dropped off at the front desk during school hours.
“These ‘free money’ programs help fund things like field trips for our students,” said board member Mrs. Brigette Emerick. “That money all goes right into the student activities account.”
Donations of school supplies are always appreciated, added Mrs. Emerick. “Remember: when you’re doing your back-to-school shopping, if you pick up some extra notebooks or pencils or something like that, we’ll be happy to take them.”