Student’s Letter Wins New Furnishings for Teachers’ Lounge at Victoria Fertitta Middle School

March 21, 2016 by  

Student's Letter Wins New Furnishings for Teachers' Lounge at Victoria Fertitta Middle School
Walker Furniture
delivered all new furniture and accessories to Victoria Fertitta Middle School as part of its 16th annual “Teacher Appreciation Day” program (Pictured: Samantha Moon reads winning letter – Photo credit: Walker Furniture)

Each year, Walker Furniture in cooperation with the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program gives students in Southern Nevada an opportunity to win new furnishings for their school’s teachers’ lounge by writing a letter describing their favorite teacher. More than 600 letters were received this year.

Dr. Audra Duvall at Victoria Fertitta Middle School

Dr. Audra Duvall at Victoria Fertitta Middle School

Photo credit: Walker Furniture.

This year, Victoria Fertitta Middle School was the winner, thanks to a letter written by 7th grade student, Samantha Moon, on behalf of her teacher, Dr. Audra Duvall. For her outstanding letter, Moon received $100 cash and Dr. Duvall a $150 Walker Furniture gift certificate.

In her letter to Walker Furniture, Moon wrote about Dr. Duvall being a great example of what a teacher should be. While she challenges students, she also makes learning fun. Especially meaningful for Moon was that her teacher is one she can trust.

Enjoying new furniture - asst. principal Trisha Hathy, student Samantha Moon, teacher Dr. Audra Duvall and Linda Altewitz with Walker Furniture

Enjoying new furniture – asst. principal Trisha Hathy, student Samantha Moon, teacher Dr. Audra Duvall and Linda Altewitz with Walker Furniture

Photo credit: Walker Furniture.

The brand new furnishings included a sofa, loveseat, end tables, lamp, coffee table, bookcase, plants and picture. Moon’s class was also given a pizza party while Dr. Duvall and Moon were presented with certificates for their achievements. Walker Furniture will make be making a plaque with commemorative photos of the event for the school.

“This annual competition is rewarding and gratifying for everyone involved,” said Linda Alterwitz, director of community projects for Walker Furniture and organizer of the Teacher Appreciation Day program. “It provides students an opportunity to honor their teachers. We are reminded by their touching letters of the contributions and the sacrifices our teachers make and the impact their dedication has on the children in our community.”

Founded in 1955, Walker Furniture has served hundreds of thousands in Southern Nevada. Located in Las Vegas, the Walker Furniture campus is approximately 250,000 square feet. Walker and its affiliates is Southern Nevada’s premiere choice in providing home furnishings and design services. In 1994, Walker developed the Home For The Holidays program furnishing hundreds of homes to families in need in the Las Vegas Valley. For more information, visit or follow on twitter @walkerfurniture and for events, promotions and products.

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