Stem­mers Run Mid­dle School re­cieves $1,000 do­na­tion

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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.

PHOTO BY GIANNA DECARLO

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