Whole Foods Donates 5 Percent of Sales to EBR Acceleration Academy
- January 22, 2009
Whole Foods Market has a whole lot of love for the East Baton Rouge Acceleration Academy, as evidenced by a donation the Towne Center store made to the school recently.
On January 15, called January 5% Community Giving Day, the store pledged 5 percent of all sales that day to the Academy. That came to a whopping $4,241.65 in all. In addition, Academy students and staff manned an information booth about the school at the store that day, including art teacher Stephanie Griffin and Social Studies teacher Jamari Tillman (see photo).
The store has asked some of the funds be used to support the school’s agriculture program and greenhouse. The donation will be placed in the school’s general operating budget. For more information, call Whole Foods’ Libby Quintana at (225) 218-0452, Ext. 262.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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