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Published on December 09, 2021

Cone Health Brings Holiday Cheer to Area Elementary Students

More than 400 Fairview Elementary students took home holiday gift bags this week.

HIGH POINT – Students at Fairview Elementary School are winding down the semester and getting ready to spend quality time with their families for the holidays. But Tuesday, a special surprise brought on the holiday spirit a bit early.

Cone Health MedCenter High Point’s Physician Specialty team and the High Point Police Department teamed up to surprise every student at Fairview Elementary with a holiday gift bag. The 450 bags were filled with toys, coloring books, crayons and puzzles.

MedCenter High Point Physician Specialty supervisor Karen Terry appreciated the chance to help students kick off the holiday season at a school she holds close to her heart. “We were very honored to be part of this program,” she said.

MedCenter High Point has partnered with Fairview Elementary for the past two years to promote STEM education. Terry and Dr. Brian Munley with Cone Health Medical Group Heartcare advised Fairview in its successful pursuit of a $1.5 million NC Department of Education Innovative Partnership Grant. The grant supports student growth at schools the federal government has deemed in need of Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI). It provides financial resources, technical support and other tools to promote student achievement and the success of the school.