Fairhill Librarian Wins Prizes from Virginia Lottery

School News
June 11, 2020

Leslie Howard, librarian at Fairhill Elementary, won a Virginia-themed vacation courtesy of the Virginia Lottery and $5,000 in credit to the Supply Room for her school as part of the Lottery’s Thank a Teacher campaign. Howard’s name was drawn from nearly 3,000 entries submitted by teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week in May. During that week, thousands of digital thank-you notes were sent to Virginia K-12 public school teachers by their students, parents, or other Virginians. When teachers received the thank-you notes, they could use a unique web code on the note to enter for a chance to win the grand prize. The Thank a Teacher campaign is a partnership between the Virginia Lottery, the Supply Room, and the Virginia PTA. Fairfax County received more than $3.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 public education last fiscal year. For more information, visit the Virginia Lottery’s Giving Back page.