Honoring librarian will send books to students in need

Students from each grade level and staff members are participating in a Change Challenge at Augusta school in memory of the former school librarian. A student from each grade level is shown above either making a donation or holding a donation can.
From left are: Elyse Stewart, Laelynn Sullivan, Carson Guess, Gavin Booher, Izzy Hanlin and Hailee Ulman.

Augusta elementary students and staff are once again showing they have big hearts.

The students are participating in a Change Challenge in memory of the former school librarian, Melonie Garrett, who passed away this past summer.

The change collected will go into a fund known as Books in Honor of Mrs. Garrett and used to purchase books for hurricane victims in Texas and Florida.

Augusta second grade teacher Rochelle Jenkins kicked off the challenge with an assembly to honor Garrett and discuss the devastation hurricanes can cause.

As of Sept. 22, students and staff collected $1,528.83.

Augusta may be a small school, but we are mighty!” said Jenkins.

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