Webster County High School receives $50,000 for literacy programs

Courtesy: Dollar General

WEBSTER COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- Webster County High School leaders were surprised with a $50,000 donation Friday to support the school's reading and literacy programs.

The donation was made by Dollar General as part of the corporation's Reading Revolution program.

$10,000 of the donation will support the Media Arts program at Webster County High School. Additional funding will go towards the purchase of books, computers and other educational supplies to enhance the school's reading and literacy programs.

Officials with Dollar General say the school was chosen because of "the strong community contributions" to the schools' Cash Cube program.

“Dollar General is very passionate about its mission of Serving Others, and we are all excited to surprise Webster County High School with a donation to further their reading and literacy programs,” stated Dollar General regional director Mike McMahan. “We hope this donation will help equip the school with the tools and resources it needs to improve the learning experience for students.”