Sam’s Club awarded 20 Henrietta Elementary School teachers and staff members $50 reward cards Friday afternoon as part of its Teacher Rewards program.
Emmanuel Carrillo, manager of the Wichita Falls Sam’s Club, and Joanie Gore, manager of the Sam’s Optical Department in Wichita Falls, presented the reward cards.
HES is one of four schools in the Wichita Falls area to be honored with the program this year. In it’s four-year history, the national program has awarded teachers $4.5 million to be used for classroom supplies to “start the year of right.”
Teachers receiving the reward cards were chosen through a drawing, held during a school assembly at the High School auditorium. The cards can be used at any Sam’s Club or Wal-Mart in the nation.
Teachers and staff winning reward cards are Diane Borgman, first grade teacher; Debra Burge, office staff; Susan Mitchell, staff; Susan Vicars, fifth grade teacher; Donna Burch, second grade teach; Emily Harris, second grade teacher; Brandy Russell, fourth grade teacher; Lisa Davis, third grade teacher; Randi Jones, first grade teacher; Mary Parrish, counselor; Jennifer Sluder, third grade teacher; Mandy Story, librarian; Tracy Douthitt, fifth grade teacher; Brenda Simmons, first grade teacher; Susan Horn, Kindergarten teacher; Kerri Williams, fourth grade teacher; Annie Allen, Pre-K teacher; Kelly Obermier, special programs teacher; Pennie Clevenger, music teacher; and Lisa Mayes, staff.
“These funds come at a critical time, as the majority of U.S. teachers going back to school will spend their own money to ensure their students have the supplies they need to learn throughout the school year,” said Principal Kendra Bennett.