Margaret Hale expresses shock as she walks into a room full of Pasadena ISD Education Foundation members.
PASADENA ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION MINI-GRANT
Applicants: Margaret A. Hale, Julie Mulkey
Mini-Grant Name: Tweens Read Book Festival
Abstract: The goal of the Tweens Read Book Festival is to celebrate and promote reading by connecting tweens (students in Grades 5-8) with authors. The festival will begin with a keynote speaker to kick off the event followed by smaller panel sessions featuring authors and illustrators, all planned to allow participants to select different authors/ illustrators to meet and interact with in a smaller setting. The event is a free and will be promoted throughout the Greater Houston area and across several counties. By organizing this event, the committee hopes to enrich students' lives as readers and writers.
Sponsor: Pasadena Lions Club
Presenting the library staff with a $5,000 check from the Pasadena Lions Club are Shaw Principal Liz Ortiz; Rick Guerrero, ARG Real Estates; teacher Denise Sanford; teacher Julie Mulkey; Max Johnson, GBS Insurance; recipient Margaret Hale; Randy Drake, Education Foundation; Linda Lukaszweski, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union; and Ken Unfried, Capital Bank.