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Annual Bike Givaway 2015

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Thatcher’s Funeral Home, Inc. has been privileged to join with Grant Elementary School of Kansas City, Kansas to help promote student’s reaching toward a higher education goal. This year, bikes were given to deserving students in each grade level, who has received the most gains in reading and math in that school year. This is Thatcher’s fourth year of partnering with Grant Elementary School and helping students in our community “Strive for Excellence in Education.


Annual Bike Givaway 2014

Thatcher’s Funeral Home, Inc. has been privileged to join with Grant Elementary School of Kansas City, Kansas to help promote student’s reaching toward a higher education goal. This year, bikes were given to deserving students in each grade level, who has received the most gains in reading and math in that school year. This is Thatcher’s fourth year of partnering with Grant Elementary School and helping students in our community “Strive for Excellence in Education.

Listed below are the students who have recieved bikes based on their accomplishments in reading and math:

Kindergarten Winners

M'Rhiyah Logan and Gary Richardson

1st Grade Winners

Nahomi Rodriguez-Medina and Shawn Smith


2nd Grade Winners

Pranita Gurung and Kenny Zepeda


3rd Grade Winners

Eliar Martinez-Hernandez and Del'Shawn Blackburn

 

4th Grade Winners

Nashia Fleming and Angel Echeverria

 

5th Grade Winners

Traniya Jordan and Fernando Castillo-Ramirez


 Also pictured is Mr. Robert Davis, General Manager of Thatcher's Funeral Home, Inc.

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Annual Bike Givaway 2013

Thatcher’s Funeral Home, Inc. has joined with Grant Elementary School of Kansas City, Kansas to help promote student’s reaching toward a higher education goal. Each year one bike is given to a deserving student in each grade level, who has received the most gains in reading in that school year. This is Thatcher’s third year of partnering with Grant Elementary School and helping students in our community “Strive for Excellence in Education.


Thatcher’s Funeral Home Celebrates Community


“Most Gains in Reading”

Annual Bike Giveaway 2013


Grant Elementary School

Kansas City, Kansas


Kindergarten Winner

Nicholas Randolph


1st Grade Winner

Avionna Williams


2nd Grade Winner

Luke Soundara


3rd Grade Winner

Don’nellya Amrine


4th Grade Winner

Traniya Jordan


5th Grade Winner

Diymonte Curtis


Also pictured are Janice McConnell Miller, Principal of Grant Elementary School and Robert Davis, General Manager of Thatcher’s Funeral Home, Inc.


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Annual Bike Givaway 2012

Thatcher’s Funeral Home, Inc. has joined with Grant Elementary School of Kansas City, Kansas to help promote student’s reaching toward a higher education goal. Each year one bike is given to a deserving student in each grade level, who has received the most gains in reading in that school year. This is Thatcher’s third year of partnering with Grant Elementary School and helping students in our community “Strive for Excellence in Education.”


“Most Gains in Reading”

Annual Bike Giveaway 2012


Kindergarten Winner

Gustavo Renteria-Rios


1st Grade Winner

Eva Evans


2nd Grade Winner

Jaime Flores


3rd Grade Winner

Mustafa Mohamed


4th Grade Winner

Abdullahi Abdulle


5th Grade Winner

Hector Sanchez


Also pictured are Janice McConnell Miller, Principal of Grant Elementary School and Megan Spearman, Office Manager of Thatcher’s Funeral Home, Inc.

Scholarships

In honor of Thatcher’s Funeral Home’s 100th Anniversary four scholarships were awarded on May 4, 2012. The first prize of $2,000.00, 1st place essay went to Kaylin Chapman of Sumner Academy. Kaylin is continuing her education this fall at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Kaylin hasn’t yet declared a major. Second prize of $1,000.00, 2nd place essay went to Trina Durham of Wyandotte High. Trina is continuing her education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Trina will be majoring in Business Administration. The third prize of $500.00, third place essay went to Jaream McKelvy of Sumner Academy. Jaream is continuing her education at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her dream is to become a nurse. The fourth prize of $250.00, 4th place essay went to Shanika Andrews of Wyandotte High School. Shanika is continuing her education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Shanika will be majoring in Criminal Justice. These scholarships were awarded to four outstanding essays written by African American High School Students within the Kansas City, Kansas School District. Thatcher’s would like congratulate all the winners and wish them the very best in their future endeavors.

Thatcher’s Funeral Home Celebrates Community


Kansas City, KS — Thatcher’s Funeral Home proudly announced its sponsorship of the W. C. Panthers, a youth football team affiliated with the MO-KAN American Youth Football Association. Thatcher’s hosted the old-fashioned cook out on a lot next door to their business for team members, their families and the community, on Saturday, July 24th. The cook out provided an excellent opportunity to introduce the team to the community and meet neighbors.

The W. C. Panthers under the guidance of Michael Wheeler, Jr. had a winning season last year with the 7th Grade Team winning the MO-KAN Bi-State Bowl 7th Grade Division Championship in the American Youth Football (AYF) National Tournament.

This year more than 95 youth (boys and girls) between the ages of 5 and 13 are part of the 4 football teams and 2 cheerleading squads. The mission of W.C. Panthers is to BUILD-UP (Believe, Understand, Inspire, Love and Develop-Uplift) through athletic programs. The teams also encourage physical and mental growth through competition, academics, sportsmanship, teamwork and a special emphasis on producing productive, responsible young men and women benefiting our communities.

 “The W.C. Panthers Executive Board, coaches and staff truly appreciate the support of the Thatcher Funeral Home and looking forward to a long-term partnership,” said Michael Wheeler, Jr., WC Panthers Coach. “Without Thatcher’s support, we wouldn’t be able to get our helmets and shoulder pads reconditioned.”

 “Thatcher’s Funeral Home is proud of the youth of our community and we are especially proud to be a sponsor of the WC Panthers,” said Robert Davis Owner and General Manager of Thatcher’s Funeral Home. “We believe our community is important to the development of future generations, we want to be a part of that future.”

Thatcher’s Funeral Home is located at 1520 N. 5th Street in Kansas City, KS. A part of the Kansas City, KS community since 1912, Thatcher’s Funeral Home is the only locally owned African-American funeral home in the area.

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