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Three 2022 Graduates Benefit from Veteran Educator's Longstanding Tradition of Gifting $2 Bills

A Little Rock School District teacher's kindness, beginning with the simple act of gifting two-dollar bills, has multiplied in ways she never imagined.  At her retirement ceremony following 50 plus years with LRSD, district officials surprised the educator by awarding not one, but three scholarships in her name.  Watch the video to see more of this inspirational story, then read below about how Nona Whittaker started the generous tradition, in her own words.

 

(Scholarship Recipients: Cornelius Hood, Joshua Johnson, and Carrington Johnson)

Article written by Nona Whittaker

Part two of Nona Whittaker's letter