Elementary ‘School of the Year’ principal Chris Marshall accepts $1,000 in Wal-Mart gift cards from Wal-Mart Distribution Human Resources manager Robin Landrum. A part of the elemenaty school convocation last Wednesday morning were Tracy Karnes, Superintendent Terry Goodin and John Riley.
Wal-Mart Distribution workers in Seymour have awarded Crothersville Elementary $1,000 for school supplies in naming the local school the top elementary school in Jackson County for 2010.
Robin Landrum, Human Resources Manager at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Seymour said, “Our associates at the distribution center voted on ‘School of the Year’. And even though there are not many Crothersville residents working at the distribution center, the reputation of the kind of good work you are doing here is widespread.”
It is estimated that educators spend approximately $500 out of their own pockets each year for classroom supplies, including snacks for students who may not have regular access of food. “This program want to help alleviate that,” said Landrum.
“Wal-Mart is committed to supporting the local community and addressing un-met needs,” said Landrum. “We know teachers are on tight budgets to provide supplies for their classrooms and this program helps offset those costs.”
Two Crothersville High School graduates who work at Wal-Mart Distribution were on hand for the presentation.
John Riley, the Receiving Manager, told elementary students to keep up the good work. “Everyone can see the progress you are making here,” said Riley.
Tracy Karnes, Human Resources Clerk, told the students and teachers, “You are doing a great job. But let me challenge you to take advantage of every opportunity available to you here at Crothersville.”
“Nothing is impossible if you give it your all,” she said.
Crothersville Elementary Principal Chris Marshall, said the ten $100 Wal-Mart gift cards would be used to purchase a variety of supplies and help meet needs throughout the elementary school.