Carman King Receives "Hero in Education" Award
SACRAMENTO - Actor/Comedian Jimmie Walker presented Carman King with California Lottery's "Hero In Education" award on the "Big Spin® 2000" show that airs September 23, 2000.
Carman King has helped children for many years. King is the charter president of PTSA (Parent Teachers Students Association) through Beyer High School. The Association gives children the opportunity to volunteer and encourages them to get involved in their own community. King believes children make wonderful volunteers because they have the time to invest and has approximately 175 students throughout Modesto involved.
A few of the many projects she has put together are Safe-n-Sane Halloween, Stanislaus "Count Red Ribbon Week", Earth Day, Underprivileged Childrens' Christmas Tour and two television programs against drug and alcohol use. King's most recent event, "Scholarship Kick Off," was highlighted by Modesto's first hot air balloon launch. The launch created awareness in the community to support the students in the first of many fundraisers contributing to a newly established scholarship fund.
Actor/Comedian Jimmie Walker, who is best known for his portrayal of "JJ" on the comedy series, Good Times, presented King with the award.
California Lottery's "Heroes in Education" Program recognizes outstanding volunteers in the community. Through their dedication and efforts, California's students receive enrichment opportunities that may not have been available without these volunteers. The "Heroes in Education" Program exemplifies that support for California's schools comes in many different and innovative ways. Since 1985, the Lottery has raised more than $12 billion for public schools.
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