Como-Pickton School Receives $10,000.00
Community Hero Grant Award
Como-Pickton CISD is the proud recipient of a $10,000 Community Hero Grant given by Dollar General Corporation. Assistant Superintendent, Lydia Walden accepts the check from Patrick Gerenz, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pickton, who initiated the nomination to the Dollar General Corporation. The award is given to schools that has been described in an essay as being a “Community Hero” and the impact the school has had on the community. Mrs. Walden emphasized that even though Como-Pickton CISD is a Title 1 school, our students, families, faculty and staff is a very “giving” group of people. We have hosted numerous food drives, clothing and shoe collections, toy drives, fund raisers for cancer patients, a penny drive for the Veteran’s Memorial, and even a benefit carnival/concert to help raise funds for our band director who lost his home in a tornado last spring. We try to emphasize to our students, the importance of giving back to the community. As stated in the essay, the district has made a lot of cut backs in the budget, but the thing we never sacrificed was the willingness to do our best for our kids and our community. We will use the grant award to purchase iPads for instructional use.