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HHS Library receives donations in honor of retired teachers

The HHS Library Club recently donated several new books in honor of teachers who retired during the previous school year.

Given in honor of Mrs. Susie Farmer, teacher assistant, was the two-volume Religious Celebrations—An Encyclopedia of Holidays and Festivals. The books feature religious observances and holidays from around the world.

Mrs. Karen Irick, computer teacher, was honored with Walter Isaacson’s critically-acclaimed biography of Steve Jobs.

Sports Illustrated’s Basketball Book, featuring incredible photography and stories from 120 years of basketball history, was given in honor of varsity basketball coach Ray Jones.

Guidance counselor Deitra Wade was honored with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the true and inspiring story of a Malawian boy named William Kamkwamba who built an electricity-generating windmill from scrap metal and saved his community from famine and drought.

Jeanette Walls’ novel Half Broke Horses, taken from the life of her grandmother Lily Casey Smith who, among other things, was a pioneering teacher in Arizona, was chosen one of the 10 Best Books of 2009 by the New York Times and has been given to honor Mrs. Jane Wicker, business teacher.

“We want our retired teachers to know they will always be in our hearts. They touched many lives over many years, and we hope future students will see their names and know they are part of a long and proud tradition,” said HHS Librarian Julie Dahlhauser. “We hope people will come by the library and enjoy these books.”