Frenship Foundation Presents FISD More Than $100,000 in Donations

IMG_0319Friday night during Frenship’s home-opening football game versus El Paso Montwood, the Frenship Foundation for Leadership showed their ongoing support of Frenship ISD by presenting the district with donations totaling more than $100,000. This donation marks the Foundation’s largest annual donation in history and will be used to support teacher grants and student scholarships.

Foundation President Brandon Autrey presented the first of two checks to FISD Superintendent Dr. Michelle McCord totaling $41,076.02 for innovative teacher grants. FISD teachers submitted their advanced classroom ideas this summer and were awarded their individual checks during campus ceremonies last week.

The second check represented the Foundation’s annual character scholarship program. Last May, the Foundation awarded scholarships to 48 Frenship High School graduating seniors totaling $60,000.

The Foundation also awarded the Fallen Tiger Memorial Scholarship to Leah Giles, a 2016 Frenship High School graduate. The scholarship is given in memory of all FISD classmates who have been lost throughout the years.

Finally at halftime, the Frenship Alumni and Friends Association awarded their 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award to Mandi Castle Robertson from the FHS Class of 1996. Mandi is the author of Dear Stephanie, a National Indie Excellence Award winner for contemporary fiction novel. Her writing has been featured on The Good Men Project, Huffington Post and various other websites.

She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and currently lives in Dallas where she is currently working on her second novel.

The Foundation wishes to thank all of the donors and directors for supporting the students and staff of Frenship ISD.

*pictures provided by Curry Photography