Representatives of Wicomico County Public Schools and the community gathered at West Salisbury Elementary School Friday, Sept. 14, for a celebration of the gift of giving: Baxter Enterprises/McDonald’s, a key business partner that has generously supported Wicomico students and teachers for more than a dozen years, will surpass the half-million dollar mark this school year for its investment in the future of our students and schools.
“Baxter Enterprises has been an outstanding supporter for so many of our schools, and its contributions have enabled schools to do more to reward both students and teachers for great work,” said Dr. John E. Fredericksen, Superintendent of Schools. “We’re grateful to Tom Baxter for the ongoing support of his company and its local McDonald’s restaurants in support of public education in Wicomico County. It’s an amazing partnership that started small, with just one school, and has now benefited tens of thousands of students and many teachers.”
By school year’s end, when the company honors outstanding teachers with 2013 McEducator Awards, the Baxter Enterprises contribution to the students, teachers and schools of Wicomico County Public Schools since 1999 will reach approximately $507,000.