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Successful Hero Day event provides supplies for Nyssa classes

Brett Jackson, new principal at Nyssa High School, got his first taste of the giving nature of the Nyssa community with the delivery of Hero Day supplies by community supporters Jewell Maine and Susan Barton. The donations were “awesome,” he said. (Submitted photo/Susan Barton)

NYSSA – On Monday, Aug. 19, Jewell Maine and Susan Barton delivered the bounty from a successful Hero Day to the three schools in the Nyssa School District.

Boxes of school supplies were welcomed at each site.

Held on August 6, Hero Day saw community members coming together to honor Nyssa School District teachers with an evening of music, food, games and time to visit. People brought school supplies to donate and the sale of hot dogs and popcorn provided funds to buy more. Along with three boxes of supplies, more than $270 was raised.

“Wow, that’s great,” was Nyssa Elementary School principal Matt Murray’s response, as the volunteers delivered the supplies. (Submitted photo/Susan Barton)

Nyssa Middle School principal Luke Cleaver told the volunteers the supplies “will make a difference” for his students. In addition to notebooks, the box included pens, pencils and even ear buds for students to use with their Chrome books. (Submitted photo/Susan Barton)

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