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story.lead_photo.caption A food pantry in Dwyer's classroom. - submitted photo

FLAA finds additional wayto support students

The Fountain Lake Alumni Association was established in 2007 to create fellowship among alumni, to support the school district, and to encourage graduating seniors at Fountain Lake High School to continue their education.

Over the past few years, FLAA has awarded over $100,000 to 122 students and established an endowment with the Hot Springs Village Community Foundation. However, the organization recently became aware that some high school students had an additional need.

"There are many organizations that work to meet food and clothing needs of elementary students, however, only a few groups contribute to high school students," a news release said.

Katelynn Dwyer, Family and Consumer Science teacher, said that many high school students come to her class in need of lunch or food in the home. She maintains snacks as well as easily prepared, simple dinner items in her classroom for the students. The FLAA saw this as a way it could provide help.

A Christmas "money tree" containing $300 was recently presented to Dwyer, who will use the funds to purchase food needed for high school students.

"In this small way, the FLAA is helping accomplish the mission of the school, 'Supporting Every Student Every Day for Success,'" the release said.

Society on 12/14/2019

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