Partners in Education

Partners-In-Education:
Lewis, Hooper, & Dick Accounting Firm
Victor Ornelas Elementary School

 Victor Ornelas Elementary is fortunate to have been able to work with Lewis, Hooper, and Dick as corporate sponsors since 1987. This was one of the first partnerships developed in USD #457.

 Lewis, Hooper, & Dick does a great deal for our students including the following:

  • They supply students with pencils and cards for monthly birthday recognition.
  • Lewis, Hooper, & Dick host "Lunch Bunch", a student-of-the-month party rewarding outstanding students with pizza and soda. Employees from LH&D eat lunch with the selected students each month.
  • They give presentations to classes and conduct tours of their facilities.
  • Lewis, Hooper, & Dick emphasizes the importance of a good education to our students.

The students and staff at Victor Ornelas provide Lewis, Hooper, & Dick with art work for their offices and sending employees birthday cards. Victor Ornelas also hosts a recognition tea as a celebration for concluding the annual tax season.

 With the help of our Partner in Education, we have developed a scholarship fund with the Garden City Community College Endowment Association. Employees of both Lewis, Hooper, & Dick, and Victor Ornelas give money annually to build an endowed fund. This scholarship is available to former Victor Ornelas students. Students fill out an application and submit an essay, then a committee selects the recipient. We were able to award the first scholarship to a former Victor Ornelas student in the Spring of 1994.