Pictured: social studies teacher DeAnne Thompson, Shaina Hurtado, Skylar Hegar, Emily Day, Madeline Driver, and Associate Principal, Elizabeth Edmonson

It finally felt like fall this morning and what better way to celebrate than with a new business partner, Gordmans. During the ribbon cutting and grand opening kickoff, the new retailer presented a check for $5,000 to the Student Leadership Team at Klein Collins High School.

“We want to thank Gordmans for their incredibly generous donation to our school,” SAID Madeline Driver, Klein Collins sophomore. “This partnership provides us the opportunity to incentivize attendance for students and we will be sure to use it for the betterment of our school.”

The Klein Collins Student Leadership Team is in its inaugural year and, thanks to Gordmans, is already being recognized for the strides they are making at their campus. Their primary focus this year is on student attendance and to increase the school’s community cooperation and collaboration.

“We’re just finding our voice,” said Klein Collins history teacher and Student Leadership Team advisor, DeAnne Thompson. “This group of students, from all grade levels, is bringing unique ideas and perspective to how we focus on the Klein Collins ideals and on how to achieve Promise2Purpose.”

Thanks to Gordmans, this group can do even more to ensure that students have the tools and resources for a purposeful future.