Currituck Education Foundation awards first mini-grants

By on April 28, 2018

Brittney Barefield, Maria Del Acqua, Helen Taylor, Diane Davenport, Sue Powers. Back Row left to right: Josh Bass, Iris Meekins, Nancy Lerf, Dorsey Harris, Cameron Lowe, Mark Stefanik. 

The Currituck Education Foundation has awarded four mini-grants of up to $250 each or facilitated assistance for projects in the Currituck County Schools.

The grants were awarded to Maria Del Acqua, Child Nutrition Manager at Jarvisburg Elementary, for a point-of-sale register laser bar code scanner. This will allow meal lines to move faster and give children more time to eat.

Brittney Barefield at Shawboro Elementary was awarded a grant to purchase a reading intervention program called Sound Partners.

Diane Davenport of J.P. Knapp Early College received a grant to help with the cost of the AMORE Conference. This helped with the cost of fabric for sewing lessons during the conference.

Helen Taylor from Jarvisburg Elementary was also awarded funds to purchase Ozobots, which are small robots that engage students with computer programming.

Sandy Reynolds at Shawboro Elementary was matched with the Currituck Extension Center as a community partner who was able to provide 3D Snap Circuits to meet her project goals in the form of curriculum support and equipment loans.

Carly Osmon from Jarvisburg Elementary was also matched with the extension center, which was able to provide resources to meet her project goals on life cycles.

These are the first grants the newly-formed Currituck Education Foundation has awarded since it was founded a little over a year ago.

The Currituck Education foundation supports public education in Currituck with funding to meet needs in order to create an engaged, educated community. They seek businesses and individuals who are willing to donate.

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