Yesterday NFL players from the Raiders came to Las Vegas in their first community appearance. They stopped by Gene Ward Elementary School, where they took the opportunity to thank the teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.
The Raiders players also chose the winner of the shovel design contest: 3rd grader Guadalupe Galicia Hernandez. The contest recognized the team's groundbreaking and welcome to the community. Because of her winning design, Hernandez and 4 other students will attend the groundbreaking next Wednesday for the Kids Construction Zone at the Discovery Children's Museum. Their art will be displayed on shovels at the event.
Players from the @RAIDERS visited with teachers at Gene Ward ES to thank them for all they do to educate children as part of @ClarkCountySch #TeacherAppreciationWeek celebration. pic.twitter.com/KpXqFFN7WP— CCSD (@ClarkCountySch) May 9, 2018
While visiting Gene Ward ES, players from the @RAIDERS chose third-grade student Guadalupe Galicia Hernandez as the winner of the shovel design contest, which recognizes the team's groundbreaking and welcome to the community. #TeacherAppreciationWeek pic.twitter.com/9GE9Tn0eha— CCSD (@ClarkCountySch) May 9, 2018
So blessed to having been a part of our players' first community visit to Las Vegas... Thank you so much to the kids and teachers at Gene Ward Elementary School for the warm welcome. #EducationOnThree #RaiderNation— Annelie Schmittel, PhD (@ItsMeAnnelie) May 10, 2018
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