Johnson students surprise Fox Run teacher with grant

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Karen Cain, a teacher at Fox Run Elementary School, is the recipient of the 2016-2017 small literacy grant from Johnson High School’s National English Honor Society (NEHS). Cain received the award on May 19, with a surprise delivery from Johnson NEHS students.  She received a grant in the amount of $500 that will allow her school to purchase the Harry Potter collection of books to kick off a Harry Potter Club at Fox Run.

The goal of this small grant program is to strengthen and advance early literacy skill development in children from kindergarten to fifth grade in North East ISD. The Johnson chapter of the National English Honor Society raised funds through yearly dues and fundraising throughout the year to award the small literacy grant. A portion of the grant is funded by fundraisers. This year their main fundraiser was the sale of Poetry Grams during February. They had enough money in their budget to offer the literacy grant or a scholarship for a graduating NEHS senior. The student officers voted and unanimously decided on awarding the grant.

The purpose of Johnson's chapter of the NEHS is to foster an appreciation for the Language Arts through social action and community service. This is the third year Johnson's NEHS has offered this literacy grant.  This is the first year that Fox Run is awarded the grant.

“It is very special, as a sponsor, to see these students be a part of giving back to the community,” said Johnson NEHS sponsor Lis Blom.“They are some of the most generous and kind-hearted students I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Most importantly, they are fostering a passion for the language arts to children of all ages.”

Posted on 05/19/2017