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Garden City Elementary School receives $25,000 donation

Garden City Elementary School receives $25,000 donation

Garden City Elementary School recently received a donation of $25,000 from Mortenson Construction. The generous donation was announced at the trimester awards celebration to the third, fourth and fifth graders and their families. Representatives from Mortenson were on site to present Principal David Branch and the students with a big check. 

Mortenson Construction first visited Garden City Elementary School to organize various activities and talk to third graders about the construction business on Construction Inclusion Day on Oct. 18. The company was very impressed with the students and their openness and dedication to learning, and wanted to continue the partnership and support the students in their educational journey.

“This is because of you. This is because of how well you engaged in the activities they brought. This is because we are a welcoming school. This kind of thing doesn’t happen out of the blue. Now there is a relationship, a connection and a partnership,” Principal Branch told the students while announcing the donation. 

According to Principal Branch, scholars and staff will be able to provide feedback on what they would like to use the donated money on. When this was announced, an immediate cheer and call for “field trips” arose in the students present. Students in third grade and younger have not been able to take a field trip yet as a student in elementary school, due to COVID-19 and funding. Garden City also hopes to use the donation money to implement a mobile thinker space that would benefit all students for years to come.