May 11, 2017
Hairgrove fifth-grade students, from left, Nashun Trahan, Noe Garcia, Isaiah Torres and Harvey Cormier show off their new shirts representing Texas A&M, MIT, Rice and Baylor, respectively.
May 11, 2017—Hairgrove Elementary School’s Adopt-a-School partners, Calvary Community Church and Copperfield Church, purchased every fifth-grade student a t-shirt with an ironed-on college logo of the student’s choice.
The giveaway tied in with Hairgrove being a No Excuses University (NEU) campus, applying a philosophy that every student has the right to be educated in a way that prepares them for college.
Hairgrove fifth-grade students Andy Luu and Conner Ressler represent Houston and MIT on their college shirts provided by Calvary Community Church, Copperfield Church and the Hairgrove PTO. Ressler’s mother, the PTO president, helped make the giveaway possible.
“The students were so excited to get these free shirts and wear them on the last day of their fifth-grade testing,” said Darynda Klein, Hairgrove principal. “This is just another way that these two churches support our campus.”
A total of 106 students received shirts that were purchased through donations by the church and Hairgrove PTO. Volunteers spent time ironing on the college logos.
Hairgrove fifth-grade students, from left, Lizbeth Garcia, Vivan Morales, Anahi Melendez and Emily Orek, represent Texas State, Harvard, Houston and LSU on their new college t-shirts.
“The partnership with these churches not only makes a huge impact on the success of our campus, but also on me personally by working with so many volunteers that truly believe in children in at-risk situations and in giving back to our community and our country,” Klein said. We are blessed at Hairgrove and in CFISD!”
Hairgrove fifth-grade students, from left, Mia Carbajal, Mindy Quiroga and Daniella Estrada represent their No Excuses University campus by wearing Texas A&M, Houston and Harvard t-shirts.
A total of 106 fifth-grade students at Hairgrove received college shirts from community partners Calvary Community Church and Copperfield Church.