My name is Malorie Webb. I am a Senior, currently working on my Senior Project for AP English. We were asked to identify a problem, big or small, in our community and then figure out a way to solve it.
As I thought about this project, it was my teachers who inspired me to find a way to help. It turns out a lot of my teachers buy their own supplies for their classrooms because of under-funding in schools all across the country. From 2008 to 2014 funding for schools in North Carolina was cut by 14%. I’ve had teachers that spend hundreds of dollars on their students in an effort to get us the best education they can. I found out that teachers buy tissues for their classrooms with their own money.
Teachers should not have to pay for tissues for us to use and I think we can fix this problem, at least for this year. I’d like to collect boxes of tissues to distribute to our teachers to get them through this cold season. I am setting up a donation box outside the media center for tissues to be dropped off from now until December 9. The teachers will receive their tissues at the Teacher Luncheon on December 13.
Thank you so much for your help!