LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Bonnie Garcia Elementary Principal Dr. Cordelia M. Nava announced that school librarian Josephine Vaughn was awarded the $5,000.00 Laura Bush Librarians Grant on April 29, 2014.
Ms. Vaughn began applying for the grant in October 2013 after reading about it in a professional journal. The application process required the submission of a questionnaire accompanied by school demographic data and an essay about the need to provide students with a variety of books in English and Spanish.
“Having access to a variety of book genres in both English and Spanish, from beginner to advanced text levels, will provide our students with the foundation necessary to build upon to meet the ever growing demands of literacy. I look forward to adding many titles to our current collection and will have a great time circulating these books plus all our other titles to our students and their parents next fall” said Vaughn.