Stemmers Run Middle School recieves $1,000 donation
The Baltimore County Retired School Personnel Association presented a donation of $1,000 to the Stemmers Run Middle School library media center for the purchase of hardcover books on Monday, January 6. For over 70 years, the organization has given scholarships to local high school seniors and wanted to help out more. “My thought was ‘we needed to do something more to forge more of a connection,” said Donna Copenhaver, the former president of the BCRSPA. They decided that every year they would donate $1,000 to an elementary and middle school in the area. Stemmers Run Middle was chosen by the school board to receive the first donation. Chesapeake Terrace Elementary in Edgemere will be receiving the second donation later this month. Copenhaver said that the majority of the schools’ library budget goes towards buying ebooks, so the donation has to be used only from hardcover print books. “We still like kids to have books in their hands,” she said. Every year the BCRSPA will pick two new schools to receive the donations. For more information on the organization, visit bcrspa.com.