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A Father’s Legacy Lives On

Hannah Polk’s father, Jimmy Polk, has been a Texas public school music educator since 1997. His love of music has been contagious to all who knew him and to the thousands of students he impacted over his career. In 2018 he was diagnosed with a very rare, very deadly brain disorder. His condition forced him…

Valparaiso High School Creates T-shirts for UNICEF

Valparaiso High School’s UNICEF chapter was founded in 2014 by a group of passionate students that recognized the need for global service and chose UNICEF as the perfect outlet. Since then, they have grown to become one of the largest clubs at VHS, instilling the organization’s core mission within their members, as well as their…

Design Contest Leads to a New Shirt for VCU Libraries

You cannot buy VCU Libraries branded materials in the Virginia Commonwealth University campus bookstore. So, the Friends of VCU Libraries launched a $500 design contest targeted at current students and recent alumni. The Friends invited students and recent alumni (2014 – 2018) to submit designs for a t-shirt. The design prompt was: What is your…

High School Club Raises Money to Send Students to National Conference

Our fundraiser campaign was set up to raise funds for a chapter of Educators Rising. Our club is for high school students who aspire to become teachers. These students volunteer at community events, provide free babysitting services, and attend State and National Conferences and Competitions. The sales have far exceeded our expectations, the ease of…

2nd Grade Students Raise Money for the Homeless

I am a 2nd grade teacher at a school for the deaf in St. Paul, MN. I have always felt character education and community service is an integral part of teaching, and include a lot of this in my class. This year, my group of Deaf 2nd graders took a special interest in helping people…