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Exxon Grant

posted Nov 27, 2017, 9:13 AM by School Publications   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 9:34 AM ]

    Betty Williams at the elementary school volunteers for the Exxon Grant to be used by the BCUSD libraries.  Betty is a retired secretary from Brownstown school who has volunteered for the last four years at the Elementary.  Her husband Jr Williams was employed by Exxon for many years.  Exxon splits the money between the Elementary and the Jr/Sr High School.  So far, $4,000 has been granted.  Betty is working on a new year.  This year, the Exxon grant has been able to provide over 200 books divided between both libraries.  Betty has a love for children and reading.  She has two great grandsons who both love to read.  One is in fifth grade, while the other is a Junior in high school.  She listens and encourages the elementary students in their reading.

    She helps Mrs. Reed with shelving and getting books ready for the children to enjoy.  So far this year she is also helping the elementary teachers with reading.  This year, the elementary bought the whole set of the US Presidents which came to a total of $500 thanks to the grant.  The High School had gotten some badly needed non-fiction books-a total of 80 books.  We all appreciate the help Betty Williams has giving us by volunteering at the Elementary, and we hope she comes back next year.     

By Bradley Schwarm