Essexville-Hampton Public Schools and Sunrise Family Credit Union are proud to announce the completion of a community partnership project. Last night was the first home game on the newly resurfaced Garber gym floor. The project was headed by E-HPS Athletic Director, Dave Schwartz, and funded by Sunrise Family Credit Union. Garber High School is hosting district playoffs in basketball and regionals in wrestling this winter and now they have a brand new floor surface that is breathtaking. All of this is due to the continued partnership with Sunrise Family Credit Union, who has been a long-standing community partner with our schools.
“In the last two years, Sunrise Family Credit Union has illustrated their dedication to our children and to Essexville-Hampton Public Schools” stated Matthew Cortez, Superintendent of Essexville-Hampton Public Schools. Last year, Sunrise Family Credit Union donated new accounting books for students at Garber High School. This year they sponsored the resurfacing of Garber’s gym floor. Dave Schwartz has commented, “We are tremendously grateful for such a strong community partner as Sunrise and would love the opportunity to expand our community partnerships with other community members that are interested.”
It seems there is a renewed drive to bring Essexville-Hampton Public Schools back into the center of a community that perhaps has been a little lax in recent years. The recent passage of the bond and sinking fund combined with this Sunrise partnership indicates a renewed dedication and purposeful initiative by the district to re-establish a strong relationship as a cornerstone within their community. Matthew Cortez expressed his belief in the vital role that community plays in the schools, “We are part of a great community and have to re-imagine ways to partner with our local members in order to give everyone a role in educating our children. Sunrise Family Credit Union has wholeheartedly embraced our students and their families, and for that we are eternally grateful.”