One Simple Way To Give $20,000
to WFISD Second-Graders
If there were an easy way to make sure Wichita Falls ISD second-graders received a windfall of $20,000, would you help?
Now you can – by responding to a simple challenge from a non-profit organization called Champions for Kids.
In July, Champions for Kids selected the Wichita Falls ISD Read2Learn program as one of the nation’s top seven service projects for children.
But online voters will choose the best one.
All you need to do is cast an online vote daily for WFISD’s Read2Learn program through Sept. 21.
Your daily votes will give the WFISD program – the one that’s been so successful in helping second-graders read -- a great chance to win a $20,000 grand prize from Champions for Kids.
To read the full story, click here.
Thomas Weldon Fowler (October 31, 1921 – June 3, 1944) was a former student of the A&M College of Texas, a United States Army officer, and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.
Fowler joined the Army from his birth city of Wichita Falls, Texas, and by May 23, 1944 was serving as a Second Lieutenant in the 191st Tank Battalion. On that day, he led a combined armor-infantry attack near Carano in the Anzio Beachhead Italy. Eleven days later, Lieutenant Fowler was killed in action. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on October 28, 1944, for his actions during the battle near Carano.
Thomas Weldon Fowler, aged 22 at his death, was buried in Crestview Memorial Park in his hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas, where American Legion Post 169 is named in his honor.
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