MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Opinion

March 6, 2014

Students win because of Foundation

The real winners of the Muskogee Education Foundation’s sixth annual “Battle of the Brains” trivia challenge weren’t even at the event.

The students were the big winners.

The Foundation will help many more students get a better educational experience than would have happened without the Foundation’s generosity and determination.

It’s an event that’s unlike any other in the Muskogee area. It’s a night of fun that benefits Muskogee Public Schools students.

The fact that the event has grown every year since its humble beginnings just goes to show how fun it is. We expect the event will continue to grow as even more and more people continue to learn of it.

Proceeds from the event, which included a silent dessert auction and a live auction on many other goods — go into an endowment, the interest of which is used to provide grants to teachers in the Muskogee area. The profit from this year’s event has not been finalized yet. The endowment allows 4 percent of the interest to be meted out each year.

That was $24,000 last year, and will continue to grow each year.

It’s great to see dedicated teachers receive assistance for ideas that many would have tried to fund themselves.

Great things can happen as a result of just a few good people’s efforts in a good cause.

Our community is lucky to have people such as those involved in the Education Foundation.

We applaud the foundation for its work.

1
Text Only
Opinion
AP Video
Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks