In spring 2017, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, got involved with the local school system in a big way.
The skilled nursing and rehab facility sponsored a billboard honoring Elizabethton City School students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT exam.
“This is part of a regional effort to improve and recognize student achievement on the ACT in order to increase post-secondary opportunities,” said Bekah Price, public relations coordinator for Elizabethton City Schools.
The billboard appeared at the intersection of Highway 321 and Highway 19E during the first two weeks of June. It featured a photo of seven local students who achieved the high scores on the ACT. A total of 11 students scored a 30 or higher this year.
Angi Bradnan, executive director at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, became involved with the schools through the local Rotary club. Price is also a member of the organization and asked if she could sponsor a space to recognize the students.
“I’m a firm believer in the power of a good education, so I was all for promoting the achievements of the kids,” Bradnan said. “We really love being part of our community, and we like to help in any way that we can to make it a better place to live.”