High school teacher gets $1,000 grant
Melinda Buchanan, an English teacher at Krum High School, has been awarded a $1,000 grant, which will be used to buy books for her classroom and other classrooms at the school.
Buchanan applied for the grant back in October through First Book, which provides funds and books to educators in schools.
The organization is able to provide these type of grants thanks to partnerships with businesses. Her grant award involved a partnership with Whataburger.
Buchanan plans to set up a committee of students to make the decisions as to what books to purchase.
“Kids will tell me ‘I’m not a reader,’ and I tell them, ‘You’re just not a reader yet,’” she said. “It’s all about finding the style and type of book you like, and then building from there.”