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2017-02-09

Book donation brings local science to the Medina classroom

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Critters of Red Heart, The Winged Ones II was presented to the Medina School Wednesday, Jan. 25 by author, Merry Langlinais, compliments of the Bandera County Retired Teachers Association and Rose Garden Club of Medina. The classroom set of text books will be used by the science department for the upper elementary grades. Langlinais, Superintendent Penny Corona, Carole Gibson, President of the Rose Garden Club of Medina, Jack Smith, President Bandera County Retired Teachers Association were pictured during the presentation.

The Bandera County Retired Teachers Association and Rose Garden Club of Medina and its members joined forces to donate a classroom set of books to the Medina ISD. President Carole Gibson of the garden club and Jackson Smith, President of the BCRTA were on hand to deliver the set of books to Penny White Corona, Superintendent of the Medina ISD.
Carole Gibson noted, “The Rose Garden Club of Medina is happy to be part of providing this beautiful, educational book to our local school. Part of our club’s mission is not only civic responsibility, but to encourage participation and to support educational programs for students of all ages.”
The book by local author Merry Langlinais identifies sixty-five species of butterflies that frequent the Edwards Plateau. Photographs of each of the species, information on habitat, dates of their appearance in Bandera County and preferred native food source are included. The stunning photographs in the 130-page book were taken in the Canyonlands of western Bandera County.
Jack Smith presented the books on behalf of the retired teachers, “The Bandera County Retired Teachers Association is very pleased to help provide this set of books, The Critters of Red Heart, the Winged Ones II to the Medina Schools. As educators we recognize the value of these books as a resource for the education of the students and are proud to help participate in this activity.”