Published on Thu., June 1, 2006

14th Annual Education Grants Awarded by Education Foundation, Inc.

The annual Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation Grant Awards program and reception was held on June 1, 2006. Seventeen corporate sponsored education grant certificates were awarded to Lynchburg City Schools’ teachers by corporate sponsor representatives. The seventeen winning grants, with a total budget of $17,179, were selected from twenty-eight proposals submitted. Priority was given to those grants that demonstrated innovative and effective ways to meet student needs and increase motivation to learn.

The annual program provides an opportunity for grant winners to make presentations highlighting their program or activity. In addition, Foundation plaques were presented to new corporate sponsors Wal-Mart, Genworth Financial, R. M. Gantt Construction, and the Lynchburg Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union during the program. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $100,000 in grants since establishing the program fourteen years ago.

2005 – 2006 Corporate Grant Winners

Bank of the James
“Literary Cafe'”
T.C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation
Janet Carson, Teresa Mack

BB&T Bank
“Engineering a Natural Habitat from the Ground Up”
Linkhorne Middle School
Rhonda Miller

The News & Advance
“Dental Health Month-Oral Health Presentation”
E.C. Glass High School
Sandra Williams

R.R. Donnelley Printing Co.
“Dunbar Images”
Paul Laurence Dunbar School for Innovation
Todd Reichert, Jan Suddith

BWX Technologies
“Flash-Families Learning at School and Home”
Heritage Elementary School
Sharon Anderson, Donna Baer, Denise Jones

Dodson Pest Control
“Act'n Up”
Perrymont Elementary School
Courtney Roach, Ruth Erquiaga, Tracy Proffitt

Lynchburg Retail Merchants Foundation Inc.
“Reader's Tool Kits”
Bedford Hills Elementary School
Meghan Lineberry, Marie McHenry

WSET, Jim Martin Pontiac Buick GMC, Lynchburg Retail Merchants Foundation Inc.
“Homebound Learning Center Accelerated Reader Program”
Homebound Learning Center
Suzanne Mason

BWX Technologies
“Building Academic Foundations: Manipulatives at Circle Time”
Hutcherson Early Learning Center
Andrea Sisson, Mary Hudson, Bert Mueller, Sandy Slack, Polly Cassady

BWX Technologies
“Do A Zoo”
R.S. Payne Elementary School
Kim Beuerle

Lynchburg Nissan, SunTrust Bank, Snith Barney Citigroup, Central Va. Federal Credit Union
“Birchwood PALS (Birchwood's Perrymont After School Learning Site)”
Perrymont Elementary School
Michelle Lynette Booker, Karen Scott Nelson

R.M. Gantt Construction Company
“The Beat Goes On”
R.S. Payne and HEritage Elementary School
Lyn Long

Genworth Financial
“Tools for Everyday Living”
E.C. Glass High School
Cindy Heying, Michael Long, Katherine Cyphert, Jeanette Houston

“SOL Dancing: Using Dance-A-Story Methods to Tech the SOL's”
T.C. Miller School for Innovation
Barbara Moody, Bonnie Craig, Sharon Bulson

Lynchburg Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union
“Hovering Far Above the Basics”
R.S. Payne Elementary School
Carrie Lewis

Student Scholarship Awarded – Genworth Financial

Thanks to a generous donation from Genworth Financial, four new scholarships were established as part of the growing Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation Inc., student scholarship program. The four thousand dollar scholarships are awarded based on a student's scholastic achievements, community and school involvement, financial need, PSAT/SAT score and recommendations. Congratualtions to this years winners.

Scholarship winner Jacqueline Jones, who will be attending the University of Virginia in the fall, is pictured with (L to R) Mr. Bill Parkhurst, Genworth Financial representative, Mr. Robert Miller, school principal, and Mr. Robert Dozier, Executive Director, Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation. Another Heritage High School winner Michael Wilson will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall. From E.C. Glass High School, scholarships were awarded to Molly Reams who will be attending the University of South Carolina and Desha Johnson who will be attending Norfolk State University. Congratulations to these outstanding students.

Student Scholarships Awarded – Technical Management & Resources, Inc.

This year two $1000 scholarships were awarded to deserving students. 

Heritage High School graduate Joshua Davis will be attending Longwood University in the fall where he plans to major in music. 

E. C. Glass High School graduate Lee Irvin Jr. will be attending Clemson University in the fall were he will be majoring in pharmacy. 

The scholarship program was established by Mrs. Linda Carr, President of Technical and Management Resources, Inc. Scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating outstanding merit, especially in the areas of leadership, scholastic achievement and community involvement.

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