Published on Wed., November 14, 2001

Annual Education Grants Awarded by Education Foundation, Inc.

In a special recognition program and reception held at the Ramada Inn on May 30, 2001, eight education grants were awarded to Lynchburg City Schools’ teachers by the Education Foundation, Inc. The eight winning grants, with a total budget of $6,500, were selected from twenty-five proposals. Priority was given to those grants that demonstrated innovative and effective ways to meet student needs and increase motivation to learn. The purpose of the education grant program is to provide financial support to exceptional teacher-initiated ideas which are not funded through the schools system’s operating budget. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $43,500 in grants since establishing the program eight years ago.

2000 – 2001 Education Grant Recipients

George Rainsford Education Grant – $1000
“Close Encounters”
Dearington Elementary School for Innovation – Nancy Burnett

2000 – 2001 Corporate Grant Winners

Candler Oil Company – $500
“Anger Free Zone”
Sandusky Middle School
Linda Winfree, Pam Smith-Johnson, Debbie Bowman, Consuella Woods

Adelphia Cablevision – $500
“Technology for the Little Folks”
T.C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation
Betsy Weaver, Jennifer Morcom, Sarah Lindeman, Heather Pelletier

Legg Mason – $500
“Take a Break and Read with Me”
William Marvin Bass Elementary School
Janet Carson, Phronia Massie

BB&T Bank – $1000
“Electronic Portfolio – A Digital Record”
Sandusky Middle School
Linkhorne Middle School
Linda Graham, Marsha Carwile, Rhonda Miller

BB&T – $1000
“Chemistry Introduction Using Three Dimensional Models”
Sandusky Middle School
Linda Huff

The News & Advance – $1000
“Project P.O.E.M.”
All 12 Elementary Schools
Gail Brown, Dixie Sears, Linda Williams

R. R. Donnelley Printing Co. – $1000
“Bringing It Home – Bridging the Gap”
Sandusky Elementary School
Virginia Goodwin, Donna Baer, Mary Bryant, Melissa Gilmore, Janice Fowler

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