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Humboldt Education Foundation Receives $50,000 from Builders

Humboldt Education DonationSedona AZ – Earlier this year, the Humboldt Education Foundation received two significant donations. The Watkins Companies donated $6,972.00 while the Great Street Company donated $43,028.00 for a total of $50,000 donated by the local builders.

The Great Street Company is a homebuilder based in Prescott Valley, Arizona, owned by Dave Grounds. The Watkins Companies is a General Contractor-Engineering firm with offices in Prescott, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona owned by Duane and Cindy Watkins.

“We are honored to support our favorite school district. These thankless administrators, teachers and leaders are the real superheroes in our community. They passionately work to serve our community’s children while being severely underfunded. If the government can’t help them, then let this be a rallying cry to help our kids and our teachers. This is our first step towards helping them, and there will be more. We urge every business and resident in our community to help these heroes and the challenges they face, in any way they possibly can,” said Dave Grounds, Great Streets Company owner.

“Cindy and I were honored to participate with Dave in this endeavor. Our son and daughter-in-law are teachers, so we are aware how difficult it can be for them to get the resources needed. Also the majority of our employees have kids in the Humboldt School District and deserve every advantage to a good education,”  offered Duane Watkins of the Watkins Companies.

“The Humboldt Education Foundation, its Board and volunteers, are so very thankful of the generosity and care shared by both the Watkins Companies and the Great Street Company. Our non-profit foundation supports the Humboldt Unified School District – the largest school district in Yavapai County. This kind of support helps us to reach further into our school district to provide teacher and student grants, scholarships, hungry kids project, and a number of other projects in support of our schools. A big thank you, again, to the Watkins Companies and the Great Street Company,” said Guy Roginson, Humboldt Education Foundation Board president on behalf of the foundation.

The Humboldt Education Foundation (HEF) is a non-profit organization that helps support the students and teachers of the Humboldt Unified School District. HEF supports and administers the Hungry Kids Project; the Teacher of the Year Recognition; scholarships and mini-grants to teachers; and other projects benefiting the students and staff of the Humboldt Unified School District in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Make a difference! Join HEF as a board member or volunteer. Visit the HEP website today.

4 Comments

  1. Gloria Vance, Phoenix says:

    Schools should be held accountable for its students education success at every level. No passing students along until they perform at grade level. Colleges need to be held accountable with no excuses and use those endowments to make it happen. No teacher unions. Unions protect poor performance and encourage mediocrity. The NEA needs unfunding and lawsuits for not educating our children.

  2. Eddie Santiago, Quad City says:

    No disrespect intended for people and companies but that buys a lot of influence and appreciate news putting it out for the public to know and see. Big effort to help kids and schools should use it for everyday supplies not big party or event for teachers. Kids and parents should learn more and this should help.

  3. Ves Heard says:

    The Charlotte Lozier Institute, disagrees with Georgia candidate S. Abrams’ stance. They confirm that, “A preborn baby’s heart is actively beating at six weeks and will have already beat nearly 16 million times by 15 weeks. In fact, at six weeks’ gestation, the baby’s heart rate is about 98 beats per minute, which can be easily detected by ultrasound.”

    They go on to say that peer-reviewed science on babies at six weeks of gestation say that the heart is actively beating, a heartbeat correlates with a 98% chance of live birth, the brain has divided into three primary sections with different responsibilities, and eyes/ears/nose have started forming.

  4. Mary Dancing, Prescott new reader says:

    @vesheard trying to understand ur comment here? R u supporting effort to undo poor & scary NEA anti parent initiatives? If that u have thumbs up from Prescott

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