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Teachers Awarded Grant Funding for Educational Projects

Eight Caldwell County teachers are recipients of grant funding for innovative and educational projects totaling approximately $6,900. The Community Education grants are awarded by the Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County twice a year in the fall and spring.

Winners of the fall 2020 Community Education grants were announced at a virtual Education Foundation meeting held this week. The grant proposals ranged from high-tech apparatus to book collections to STEM initiatives. Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Julia Youngsmith, Davenport A+ Elementary, Lightblox…Mmmmmm: $909.95
  • Melinda Benfield, Hibriten High, STEM for Special Needs: $1,458.49
  • Lucy Cook, Breanna Shinault, and Amanda Trivett, Sawmills Elementary, Together We Make A Difference – Partnering with our ELL Families: $848.37
  • Terry Dugget, Hudson Middle, Hybrid, Online, and Technology, Oh My!: $977.55
  • Ann Matthews, South Caldwell High, Learning Where You Least Expect It: $2,000.00
  • Carla Ingram, South Caldwell High, AP Academy, Helping Freshmen Excel: $720.30

The Education Foundation, Inc. of Caldwell County selects grant requests that enhance the quality of public education, increase public confidence in the school environment, and strengthen the educational experience of students. The Foundation is the sole nonprofit organization in Caldwell County which singularly supports public education. Community Grants are awarded in the fall and the spring of each school year.