O’Fallon, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) visited schools throughout the 12th Congressional District as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. He hand-delivered books donated by the Library of Congress and presented teachers and staff with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for their dedication to educating Southern Illinois’ young people.

Rep. Bost visited Carriel Junior High School in St. Clair County, Eldorado High School in Jackson County, and West Frankfort High School in Franklin County. In total, Rep. Bost’s office delivered over 100 books from the Library of Congress to schools, both public and private, throughout Southern Illinois.

“In Southern Illinois, we are blessed with teachers and staff who work with and mentor students of all ages on a daily basis.  They are extraordinary people.  These devoted professionals work hard to equip our children with the tools that they need to be successful and realize their potential,” said Rep. Bost.

“They do not do it for the recognition, for the praise, or for the paycheck, but for their commitment to our children and their desire to see them succeed and achieve their dreams. 

“Although we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week right now, a day should not go by that we do not thank our teachers and all school staff members for their service and commitment to the students of Southern Illinois.”