EDINBURG – Edinburg CISD’s Memorial Middle School recently received 100 backpacks filled with school supplies from the Edinburg Rotary.

For the second year in a row, Rotarians distributed the large shipment of backpacks for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

“We focus on middle school students, because we notice that most backpack programs are geared toward elementary school students,” said Frances Dicus, a member of the Edinburg Rotary.  “Middle school students get left out.”

Memorial Middle School Principal Fermin Gonzalez said that the students were very excited to learn that they would be receiving the wonderful backpacks filled with supplies to help them with their studies.

“It was a great thing for our students, especially those who do not have the financial means to purchase all of these school supplies,” Gonzalez said. “The backpacks came in very handy and made a lot of students very happy.”