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Bancorp South donates $5,000 for 'COWs' for kids

WCS Assistant Superintendent 
Elementary Denise Goodwin (left) Haden McWhorter, WCS Ambassador, Chamber CEO Matt Largen and Ken Farmer of Bancorp South. 

Photo by Brandy Blanton

Bancorp South recently presented a $5,000 check to WCS representatives at the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce meeting for the use of computers on wheels (COWs) for students in classrooms.

After visiting schools in lower socioeconomic areas in WCS, Haden McWhorter, WCS Ambassador, discovered a need for more individual computer access at schools.

“Not every child in Williamson County has Internet access at home or access to a computer,” McWhorter said.

About a year ago, the district began weaving the business community into the fabric of the school system with its WCS Ambassador Program, consisting of business and community leaders.

As part of the program, leaders have contributed time, finances and ingenuity for the implementation of many projects positively affecting students, teachers and school buildings.

At the chamber meeting, Looney and Chamber CEO Matt Largen discussed incorporating even more of the business community into student learning by implementing a partnership in education between the district and the chamber. 

Posted on: 1/23/2014


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