Students, parents and staff at Humble Middle School celebrated the latest addition to their campus, a new electronic marquee board, on Friday, April 5th to honor Randall and Sherry Reed for their generous donation of the marquee. For years, school leaders knew the Humble Middle School community would benefit from an electronic marquee with current messages visible to drivers who pass by the campus on Will Clayton Parkway. However, the cost exceeded the school’s and PTA’s budget. This fall, Planet Ford General Manager Chuck Kramer became aware of the school’s needs while serving as Principal for a Day at Humble Middle School through a program sponsored by Humble ISD’s Office of Community Development. Randall and Sherry Reed’s $12,000 donation provided for the purchase of the sign. Installation funding was provided by Humble ISD Education Foundation donors and school funds. “The new marquee will increase communication with parents and the community about school events,” Humble Middle School Principal Henry Phipps said. “Parents want to be reminded of important dates, such as testing days. This marquee enhances school pride. Our teachers, students and parents love the fact that someone in the community thought of doing this for the school.” Humble ISD Board of Trustees President Charles Cunningham and Parliamentarian Robert Sitton also attended the ceremony to thank Randall and Sherry for their many contributions to Humble ISD. “We appreciate the whole Planet Ford family for what you’re doing in our community,” said Sitton. Reed, who also donated a new Ford car to this year’s District Teacher of the Year Joanna Grigsby, announced that he would donate a car in each of Planet Ford’s nine markets to a teacher. He also announced that he will begin a scholarship program to benefit an Humble ISD student as well as a program in the dealership’s other markets. “We’re proud to be here,” said Reed. “For Sherry and me, it’s always been about the kids and giving back to our communities through our children. We’re now going to be able to go to each of our nine communities and give away nine cars next year. We’re also going to start a $5,000 scholarship to recognize the top student in each of those communities.” Photo: Randall and Sherry Reed paused for a photo with members of the HMS Cheerleading Team. The team, along with HMS Band members, helped to lead the ceremony and gifted Randall and Sherry with HMS spirit baskets as a token of appreciation.

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