D&E Art Club donates to school
ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Art Club is lending support to the Midland Elementary School playground project with a recent donation of a portion of the proceeds from its annual Color Run.
Art Club President Cassidy Conner presented a $2,500 check to Midland Physical Education Teacher Todd Price, in the presence of D&E Vice President for Student Affairs Scott Goddard and Art Club member and Student Assembly Vice President Elijah Cordle.
“Our main goal was to give back to our community, and we wanted to put our mission statement, ‘To prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world,’ into action,” Conner said. The funds will be used to help with Phase I of the playground project, which includes the purchase of new equipment.
“I want to thank the D&E Art Department and the College for helping us,” Price said. “Every amount helps out to make the project a reality.”
Goddard commended the Art Club for assisting with a project that benefits local youth.
“Communities across the country are realizing what a valuable resource college students can be when it comes to finding solutions,” Goddard said. “Real-world learning experiences are innovative ways for students to get involved in their community while learning more about themselves and what they enjoy doing.”