Isabella Chaney, Corvallis High School class of 2015, donated 13 hardcover, nonfiction Spanish books to the Garfield School library this fall. This gift pushes Garfield closer to its goal of providing Spanish and English literature in equal measure in its dual language library.
Isabella chose to contribute to the Garfield library as part of earning her bilingual diploma seal last spring. Students pursuing the bilingual seal volunteer with organizations that serve local Spanish speaking communities and shadow a professional who uses Spanish. Isabella collected used English books from friends and family, sold them at a used book store, and used funds to purchase the Spanish books.
Isabella is now a student at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Thank you for your creativity and commitment, Isabella!