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Books for a Bright Future: 2,021 Books in 2021

Clay WallaceBooks for a Bright Future, a book drive coordinated by BGHS junior Clay Wallace, is beginning a new chapter: “2,021 Books in 2021.” The new endeavor will benefit the entire Bowling Green Independent School District, with donations going to students and library collections across the five elementary schools, Bowling Green Junior High, and Bowling Green High School.

While Wallace hopes to collect more than 2,021 books for schools this spring, meeting this goal will surpass a total of 10,000 books collected and donated to the local community since his initial Eagle Scout project in 2018.

For the campaign, Wallace is seeking new or gently used books, ranging from board books to adult novels appropriate for teenagers. He is a member of the BGHS Beta Club and is partnering with both the BGHS Beta Club and BGJHS Junior Beta to assist with collection efforts. Book bins are available for donations at BGHS, Potter Gray Elementary, and McNeill Elementary Schools, and additionally, an Amazon wishlist has been created for anyone who would like to support this project by purchasing new books:

 Wallace hopes to distribute the books to Bowling Green Independent Schools at the end of the spring semester. 

 For more information from Clay Wallace, email:

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