Lots of smiles Tuesday morning at USD 353 District Offices in downtown Wellington. Sonya Jackson, Public Relations Manager for the Kansas Star Casino was in town and was handing out checks from the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund, a fund generously supported by the Kansas Star Casino.
The USD 353 principals, several administrators and school board members were present as the following checks were presented to the following principals/schools:
$17, 456.54 to Adam Hatfield / Wellington High School
$13, 174.75 to Brian Aufdengarten / Wellington Middle School
$10,247.03 to Kelly Adams / Eisenhower Elementary
$7,502.29 to John Walton / Lincoln Elementary
$7,246.11 to Stephanie Smith / Kennedy Elementary
$3,879.23 to Ann Shinliver / Washington Elementary
The amounts are determined on a per capita basis, in addition to Sumner County Schools receiving these funds, Mulvane School District receives these funds as well. More good news - MORE FUNDS ARE ON THE WAY for later this month - earmarked for "THE ARTS"!!
Today's money can be spent by each school on "STEM" related items, "STEM" standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Congrats to all of the schools and thank you KANSAS STAR CASINO and THE KANSAS ALL-STAR SCHOLARS FUND! Very much appreciated - awesome stuff!!