OPTIMISTS MAKE BIG DONATION TO GISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
April 13, 2016
Optimist Club recently presented $5,000 to the Granbury ISD Education
Foundation, which awards grants for innovative teaching projects and funds other
initiatives promoting excellence among students and staff members in the school
district. The contribution was presented
during the club breakfast on April 12, 2016.
It will mark
the second year for the club to be an Executive Chef sponsor of the foundation
and its annual 50 Fellas Foodfest.
For the 2015-16
school year, the Optimist donation funded Mr. Hagerman’s Extreme Science
presented during assemblies at all GISD elementary campuses. Hagerman utilized various instruments to
investigate the science behind many happenings we take for granted in our
everyday lives. He used in-line skates to demonstrate the laws of motion, a
giant bungee cord slingshot to teach potential and kinetic energy, and
gyroscopes to explain balancing.
Students also witnessed crystals causing water to “vanish,” the world’s
largest ball made of recycled Styrofoam cups, and a shocking electricity
Club supports local schools and numerous youth organizations. The group also awards several scholarships to
Hood County graduating seniors, who are also recognized by the group’s Young
Texan and Young Tex-Anne program.
Pictured above are
(left to right) GISD school trustees Mark Jackson and Barbara Townsend,
Optimist president Steven Kuban, and GEF board members – president Stacy
Mitchell, GISD superintendent Dr. James Largent, Chelsea Thompson, and Mayor