CEF awards $1500 in educational grants to Currituck teachers

By on October 25, 2019

CEF Grant Recipients Deidre Simmons (accepting for Danna Pierro), Jamie Miller, Sarah Lindsay and Shelby Hughes

The Currituck Education Foundation (CEF) board of directors has announced the winners of its annual educational grant competition. During its October session, the CEF board assessed 14 grant applications submitted by teachers throughout the Currituck County Public Schools. “The applications were put through extensive analysis and were scored according to several important criteria,” according to CEF President Cameron Lowe. “As usual, selecting the most deserving projects among so many worthy applications was not easy,” she added.

According to Lowe, the $1500.00 in grants was awarded accordingly:

$500.00 to Danna Pierro of Shawboro Elementary School for an interactive light table and various accessories that can be used to enhance literacy, math, and writing skills in fun and playful ways;

$500.00 to Sarah Lindsay and the Science Olympiad Team of Currituck County Middle School to fund five engineering, math, and science projects for an upcoming STEM competition;

$300.00 to Jamie Miller with the Exceptional Children’s Program to support unique, immersive, community based, real-life learning experiences and;

$200.00 to Shelby Hughes of Currituck Middle School to enable student participation in a subscription-based innovative digital current events and reading program. This grant was sponsored by Allison Nekervis/Sur-Pak, LLC.

The grant recipients introduced themselves and summarized the winning projects before receiving their awards during the CEF meeting Wednesday October 16, 2019 at NC Cooperative Extension Building in Barco, NC.

For more information please contact the Currituck Educational Foundation at: info@currituckeducationfoundation.org.

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