Washington School grant program gives hope for local students

Posted: Dec. 7, 2012 7:58 am Updated: Dec. 28, 2012 12:15 pm


To The Herald-Whig:

In regards to the article "Grant provides extra tutoring help for students in reading, writing" published on Nov. 29, really gave me hope in the public school district once again.

As a student at Quincy University pursuing a major in physical education I have spent a large amount of my time within the Quincy Public School District. I have worked with a number of students who needed help that could not be accomplished throughout the school day.

It is important for students to learn how to read and write prior to moving on to the higher levels of education. Not only is it important to learn but also to gain the confidence which this program will give to these exceptional students. Confidence is one of the most important aspects for a young student to learn.

The ability for the community to come together to create this grant for Washington School is an amazing situation.

It shows that the community members themselves are taking responsibility to help the education of the future Quincy leaders.


Nicole Richards

Quincy University



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