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Dear OHS Alumni and Friends,

 

***NOW SHOWING***   COVID-19:  A 20/20 Unsolved Mystery

Starring you, your family and friends, and people you don’t even know. 

Playing in every small town and big city worldwide.

Cost of Admission:  A child’s education?

While 2020 has certainly been an unusual and very challenging year, it has often provided hope if we will only take time to look around us.  For example, look at the Olney Education Foundation’s scholarship recipients.  These students have always faced challenges in their lives, whether personal or financial, and will definitely face more obstacles in lieu of the world-wide pandemic.  We have followed them as they left friends and classmates behind to finish their school year remotely from home.  We have learned about their after-school jobs, suspended at times due to stay-at-home orders, affording them less time to earn money for a new semester.  Did we watch them give up?  NO!  So, you see, therein lies our HOPE!

These young people have persevered and enrolled in college this fall to pursue their dreams.  Six excited and optimistic OHS graduates will begin their first semester in a college/technical school while six others will continue studies in their respective universities.  Especially exciting is that one of these students will receive a diploma this spring, making them the Foundation’s first college graduate in the program!  With two current OHS seniors and possibly two to four juniors selected this fall, OEF is nearing 20 students in the program!  That is certainly a wonderful, but yet daunting predicament to be in!

Without your help, reaching our goals really would be “Mission Impossible!”  We implore you to mark your calendar for Thursday, September 10, as our yearly fundraiser through Texoma Gives.  Please visit our website at www.olneyef.com, click on the Texoma Gives link and follow the prompts to contribute whatever you can.  Remember, you can always make a donation in honor or in memory of someone.  If you prefer not to contribute online, you can mail your donation any time to OEF, PO Box 68, Olney, TX  76374.

The Foundation is very grateful and extremely thankful for your continued partnership to advance its mission and would love to honor you as a supporting actor/contributor in this year’s production!  Look for your name on the website!

***COMING SOON***   OEF’s First College Graduation

Starring every OEF donor and scholarship recipient.

Playing in colleges and technical schools all across Texas.

Admission:  An ounce of HOPE

 

 

 

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                Kelly Mahler

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. Greg Roach

Olney Education Foundation Board of Directors                                                                                                             Sherry Altmiller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jennifer Lane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mark McClelland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kendall Montgomery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Debbie Shelley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jeff Harvey