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6th Annual Wall of Distinction Banquet
The Rogers Public Education Foundation will host the sixth annual Wall of Distinction banquet in April to pay tribute to the special accomplishments of Rogers School District alumni, teachers, administrators, parents, and supportive community members.
To further this mission, in 2012 the Rogers Public Education Foundation established a Wall of Distinction at both Rogers High School and Rogers Heritage High School. The Wall is located prominently outside the auditorium at each school. Glass engravings are placed on the walls recognizing the individuals, their connection to the Rogers School District, and their accomplishments. This year's honorees are retired Rogers Superintendent Dr. Janie Darr; retired educator and administrator Bonnie Grime; former school business manager David Cauldwell; and Bob Crafton, a retired local businessman, a community activist, a former school board member, and one of the founders of the RPEF.
The 2017 Wall of Distinction honorees will be inducted April 20, 2017, at the awards banquet in the Pinnacle Ballroom at the Embassy Suites.
Tickets will be available for purchase on March 1, 2017 at the following Arvest locations: Downtown Rogers, Village on the Creeks, Lowell, Pleasant Grove OR online at http://squ.re/2iC4DBf.
Thank you to the following for being sponsors of the 2017 Banquet!
Anderson Electric & Plumbing Supply
First National Bank
First Western Bank
Kelley Law Firm
Mercy Northwest Arkansas
Bill & Cathy Stribling
Dr. Marlin Berry
Boozman-Hof Eye Clinic
Andrew & Sarah Bower
Casey's General Store
Dr. Janie Darr
Rep. Jana Della Rosa
Hatfield Harris, PLLC
John Brown University - Rogers Center
Legacy National Bank
Thrasher and Chambers
Treehouse Sales and Solutions
Eric & Elda Scott
Mitch & Valerie Lockhart
Chris & Paige Sultemeier
Merwin Grant Awarded --
"Learning Starts on the Feet - Not the Seat"
On March 1, the Rogers Public Education Foundation awarded the second grant funded by a special bequeathment of local outdoors enthusiast George Merwin. Deb Walter, Mark Morley, and JD Gunnell of Rogers New Technology High, submitted the selected grant application entitled, "Learning Starts on the Feet - Not the Seat." Walter, Morley and Gunnell were awarded $30,000 through this second Merwin Grant to be used for outdoor education gear and equipment. Congratulations!
The RPEF welcomes others to consider the Foundation in their estate planning or to honor someone with a love for education and children. Thanks for your consideration!
George and Norrie Merwin
The RPEF would like to thank the following for their generous support:
The Soderquist Family Foundation
Gift in the amount of $10,000 for 2017
The annual Give-Grant-Grow Program is your opportunity to support children in our Rogers Public Schools. When you GIVE to this campaign, you are making a difference as Rogers continues to expand, and you are giving our students an advantage as they GROW to be contributing members of society.
By supporting the RPEF, you are supporting the development of a well-educated work force, and showing that you care about excellent public schools. Please consider helping the RPEF with a tax-deductible donation. Your contribution ensures that we can continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities for our public school children.
There are levels of support for individuals as well as opportunities to become our Corporate Partner. Thanks in advance for your much-needed support! Learn more at: www.givegrantgrowrpef.com