Elizabethton City Schools reveals how much has been raised for their ‘Waverly Wishes’ campaign 

Published 5:08 pm Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Students, faculty and parents in the Elizabethton City Schools have raised more than $2,000 to help rebuilding flood damaged classrooms in Humphreys County.

“We were hoping to receive around a thousand dollars from the initiative, but our school system went above and beyond as they were able to donate a total of $2,170 as of Thursday,” said Marsha Taylor, who has led the “Waverly Wishes” campaign to raise funds for teachers at Waverly Elementary School.

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“The idea of helping these teachers who were struck by tragedy is a learning experience for our students, one in which they can learn empathy rather than compete with other schools in the system,” Taylor said.

“It means a lot to me as a teacher and an educator to know that if something like this were to happen to me, that people within my own community as well as outside of my community would reach out to help because they care about education.”

The campaign, which began at the end of September, is wrapping up this week.  Because of the generous response,  Elizabethton City Schools would be able to sponsor two teachers from Waverly Elementary: Yolonda Bradley and Jennifer Elliot.

“I want to say a huge thank you to all those who contributed for their generosity.,” Taylor said. “We had students, parents, and teachers who helped make this possible, and I am sure Ms. Bradley and Ms. Elliot will be thrilled and encouraged by these donations.”

For information about how to donate to “Waverly Wishes,” call the Elizabethton City Schools at (423) 547-8000.