Students, Teacher Awarded for Generosity

A trio of Poplar Bluff High School students won $50 apiece on Wednesday, Aug. 19, through the Get Schooled “spread cheer” campaign under the national Graduate for Mas program, sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens.

Donations For MasParticipants were asked what they would do with $50 to spread cheer throughout their school or community. (From right) Sophomore Katie Sliger said she would donate her winnings to the Mules Booster Club; junior Gene Greer III stated he would buy his schoolmates donuts; and sophomore Garret Hudson vowed to purchase books for the library.

In addition, math teacher Hope Conover (far left) won a $50 gift card in the “Tip Your Teacher” contest through the same program. Conover was nominated by a student who, according to the award letter, wrote: “Mrs. Conover is the best teacher you will ever meet. If you have a problem, she will always take the time out of her day to help you with whatever.”