As high school seniors prepare to graduate, the College Station ISD Education Foundation gave 60 a chance Tuesday night to look back on the educators who made it possible.
During the CSISD Education Foundation's 18th annual Hall of Fame banquet at the Hilton, each student honored as outstanding was given the chance to recognize the district employee -- teacher, custodian, librarian, food services staff member or administrator from throughout their years at CSISD -- who influenced their life.
Chrissy's Closest received a big donation Friday morning thanks to the efforts of Pecan Trail Intermediate School students.
The student council, gifted and talented students and the runners club raised $4,500 and over 200 pairs of socks. The Brazos Running Company also donated 150 pairs of shoes.
Supporters of College Station schools toured six classrooms Wednesday seeing how grants given by the CSISD Education Foundation have been put into action.
From LEGO-initiated stories and designed robots to classroom redesigns and 3-D biology projects, teachers and students at College Hills Elementary School, A&M Consolidated Middle School and College Station High School showed off the work they have done with grant checks awarded by the foundation.
One hundred and thirty-four local community and school leaders helped the College Station ISD Education Foundation raise over $225,000 at its 11th Annual 50 Men Who Can Cook on February 2.
Proceeds from the tickets and sponsor donations will fund scholarships, teacher grants, books for young children and the district clothing donation charity Chrissy's Closet. Last year, about $210,000 was raised for the schools, and Benden says she believes even more will be collected this year.