The Kenneth Gardner Elementary School family raised $3,000 that will go directly to the Black River United Way. The goal was set forth by Dr. Rose Wilder, Superintendent of the Williamsburg County School District, to give to the Black River United Way in order to support their efforts in the Williamsburg County area. Kenneth Gardner students worked diligently to raise the money for the Black River United Way campaign.
Students sold fruit snacks and juice during lunch periods to raise the funds, and also the faculty and staff sold treats. Stacie Dukes, 2018-2019 Williamsburg County School District Teacher of the Year, brought the challenge to the KGES Lighthouse Team from the district’s Teacher Forum, and the group agreed to make it their community Wildly Important Goal (W.I.G.) as a part of the Leader in Me initiative. A scoreboard was placed in the school so that everyone could easily track the progress with the goal. In April, a basketball game was held to raise money, and the goal was met prior to departing for Spring Break.
Dr. Myron E. Davis, principal, was pleased to see everyone rally around this community effort and make contributions to assist the United Way in fulfilling its mission in the region.