Friday, January 30, 2009
Welcome friends to "The Apple Tree Scholarship Fund!" This site will serve as a liason between myself and our contributors to keep you informed on how your donations will directly benefit students and teachers in the community of Tehama County in California.
My parents, Harry and Lorraine Johnson, were both eductors in Tehama County for over 30 years! My dad Harry, taught at three local elementary schools, he coached basketball, lead the yearbook committee, taught history for several years at the high school level, and was principal at two area schools! He also served on the local elementary school board and touched many lives.
My mom, Lorraine Johnson, taught for over 40 years, in Missouri, Iowa, and California. For 27 of those 40 years she taught at "Antelope School" in Red Bluff, CA. Her love for students and mentoring new teachers was a constant passion even after her retirement in 2003. Since both my parents have passed, (Harry in 2006 and Lorraine in 2008) the scholarship fund was created to give back to the community in a meaningful way that honors them both as teachers, and their love for children!
Please visit again and see how your donations will directly serve students in and around the Red Bluff, CA community!