“We love to give money to the schools that are close to our new stores,” said David Mock, Corner Store regional vice president. “We feel strongly about supporting the neighborhoods that we’re in. What better way to do that than to give back to the kids in the community?”
Stony Point High School Principal Anthony Watson accepted the $5,000 donation from Mock and other Corner Store representatives.
“We are very honored, very deeply appreciative and touched that the Corner Store would consider financially supporting our campus,” Watson said. “It really means the world to us.”
The money will be used to help students make the most of their opportunities. Watson said many times students may not take educational opportunities because of financial hurdles, but with this funding, more students will be able to take advantage of field trips, school supplies and IB testing, amongst other things.
“The money will go toward benefiting the kids at Stony Point High School,” Watson said. “It will help them continue their educational opportunities that they may not be able to afford.”