Sinai Elementary School

Sinai Elementary School students hold up a check for $50,000 donated to the school by Dollar General Wednesday morning in the school auditorium. Standing along with the students in the back row (from left) are Jeffrey Davis, director of human resources for Halifax County Public Schools, Dr. Jeanie Hawks, director of instructional technology/division testing for HCPS, Josette Crawley, training manager for Dollar General’s South Boston Distribution Center, Jason Jeffress, human resources generalist for Dollar General’s South Boston Distribution Center, Aron Whitlock, assistant director of Dollar General’s South Boston Distribution Center, Riley Seals, senior director of Dollar General’s South Boston Distribution Center, School Superintendent Dr. Amy Huskin and Sinai Elementary School Principal Francine Davis.

The staff and students of Sinai Elementary School received a welcome surprise Wednesday morning — a $50,000 check from Dollar General to promote literacy.

“Words cannot express our gratitude,” Sinai Elementary School Principal Francine Davis told Riley Seals, senior director of Dollar General’s South Boston Distribution Center, as he handed her the check on the stage of the school’s auditorium. Dollar General made the donation as part of the company’s “Reading Revolution” program.

Sinai Elementary School

Francine Davis, principal of Sinai Elementary School, leads her students in a round of applause as she holds up a $50,000 check presented to the school by Dollar General Wednesday morning in the school auditorium. Joining in the round of applause is Dr. Amy Huskin (far right), superintendent of Halifax County Public Schools.

Sinai Elementary School

Francine Davis, principal of Sinai Elementary School, holds up a $50,000 check from Dollar General, surrounded by the school’s teachers and staff, Wednesday morning in the school auditorium. Behind Davis is Riley Seals, senior director of Dollar General’s South Boston Distribution Center, who presented the check to her for the purpose of supporting student literacy at the school.

Miranda Baines is a staff writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at mbaines@gazettevirginian.com.

Miranda Baines is a staff writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at mbaines@gazettevirginian.com.