La Plata Business Association donates $15,000 to support arts in public schools
A quartet of North Point High School string musicians played Christmas music while the members of the La Plata Business Association filtered into the Dec. 7 meeting of the group.
It’s not the typical start to most meetings of the association, but this was a special occasion — the group was donating $15,000 to Charles County Public Schools in support of the arts. The money was raised through the association’s Rocktoberfest held on Oct. 1.
“I ask our employees to be the difference in the life of a child,” Dr. Kimber- ly Hill, superintendent of schools, said in a release. “Sometimes it’s easy to be the difference in the life of a child, sometimes it’s not. But what you’re doing as the La Plata Business Association is that you’ve made a tremendous difference in what we can do with children regarding the fine arts. Fifteen thousand dollars makes a tremendous difference in what we’re able to provide for children. You’re creating a difference in our community.”
“I’ve been doing this for nine years,” senior Esha Satam, a viola player, said in the release. “It’s a part of who I am. It’s shaped me into the person I am today.”
North Point High School viola player Esha Satam, left, and cello player Madison Stanley perform for the La Plata Business Association during its meeting Dec. 7. The association donated $15,000 to Charles County Public Schools to benefit the arts in schools.
Keith Grasso, left, a member of the La Plata Business Association, presents a check for $15,000 to Charles County Public Schools on behalf of his group. The money was raised during the association’s Rockoberfest. Accepting the check are North Point High School musicians Carmen Henderson, Amara Gammon, Esha Satam and Madison Stanley.
North Point High School sophomores Carmen Henderson, left, and Amara Gammon, both violin players, perform for members of the La Plata Business Association during the group’s December meeting.