MAYFIELD, KY (KFVS) - Wingo Elementary School teachers Melanie Gilliam and Mona Shoulta accepted a $2,000 check from Wingo Dollar General Store manager Michelle Walker for the grant application the teachers submitted to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
The grant makes it possible for the northwestern Graves County school to buy several copies of a fluency program and a decoding program. Those programs will help students increase their reading comprehension and fluency while developing an enjoyable, lifelong interest to reach every level of reader in grades K-6.
Dollar General founder J.L. Turner left school after the third grade, when his father’s death necessitated his entry into the workforce to support his family. That led him to establish the foundation, which annually awards well over $1 million in grants into the communities it serves.
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