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Alumni Association Donates $10,000 to Lanier High School

March 26, 2019

Lanier Alumni Association, principal and other school staff
The Lanier High School National Alumni Association makes a $10,000 contribution to the school.

The Lanier High School National Alumni Association made a $10,000 contribution to the school for student supplies, materials, and activities. This is the second consecutive year the organization has donated these funds. Additionally, they have awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to the school's seniors over multiple years. Funds for the scholarship are raised through proceeds from the sale of Lanier High School specialty license plates registered in the state of Mississippi. Other areas of ongoing support include:

  • Over $11,000 in support of the school's athletic teams.
  • Funding concussion screenings for members of the football team.
  • Maintaining a clothes closet for students.
  • Leading an effort to reopen an on-site health clinic.
  • Providing financial assistance for a mobile simulation lab used by the school's Health Academy classes.

The partnership has plans to expand its initiatives to include supports aimed at increasing student scores on subject area tests and the ACT test and offering training and health services to parents.

The National Alumni Association has been an adopter of Lanier since 1998. This year, they were recognized as the Outstanding High School Partnership of the Year at the 2019 Partners in Education Highlight Awards. Operating as a nonprofit, fundraising entity the Lanier National Alumni Association is dedicated to supporting the academic, social, and economic needs of the school's students and facilitating the involvement of families in the education of their children.