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Thomas Hunter’s ‘Empty Walls’ fundraiser a success

Two fifth grade classrooms at Thomas Hunter Middle School in Mathews will receive new whiteboards through the school’s “Empty Walls” fundraising project.

THMS principal Laurel Byrd began the project on Donors Choose, a classroom funding site, a few weeks ago. According to Byrd, when the schools shut down in March the budget tightened and the school had to start a fundraiser in order to finish the renovations for those two classrooms.

Fifth grade social studies teacher Crystal Coleman and fifth grade special education teacher Elaine Bausone will receive new whiteboards for their classrooms which are projected to be installed sometime next week. The whiteboards will replace the old, cracked slate boards that were previously in the rooms.

Byrd said that the fundraising was slow going at first until sixth grade math teacher Michelle Williams and gifted specialist Pam Hudgins pushed the project along last week by posting about it on Facebook. Then, $3,314 was given to the fundrais...

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