Published on Thu., June 7, 2007

15th Annual Education Grants Awarded by Education Foundation, Inc.

The annual Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation Grant Awards program and reception was held on June 7, 2007 at Linkhorne Middle School. Twenty-three corporate sponsored education grant certificates were awarded to Lynchburg City Schools' teachers by corporate sponsor representatives. The winning grants, with a total budget of $20,500, were selected from sixty-one 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 Frito-Lay, Wachovia Bank, and Piedmont Community Health Plan (PCHP) during the program. Thanks to the continued generosity of our many participating corporate sponsors, the Foundation has awarded over $125,000 in grants since establishing the program fifteen years ago. This year's grant winners were:

Memorial Grant Recipients

George Rainsford Grant
"HEARSAY: Getting to know Limited English Proficient students and their families"
Sheffield Elementary School
Melinda Wheeler

Rev. Haywood Robinson Grant
"Making History Come Alive"
Robert S. Payne Elementary School
Kim Beuerle and Robin Wood

Jimmie Ping Grant
Perrymont Elementary School
Claire Ickes, Kathy Latham, Susie Shade and Leah Turpin

Corporate Sponsor Grant Recipients

Bank of the James Grant
"Marking Mali On A Map"
Heritage Elementary School
Michele Harvey and Tamara Johnson

BB&T Bank Grant Smith Barney Citigroup Grant
"Reading RACK: Reading Reaching Across Content Knowledge"
Sandusky Middle School
Gaynell Harper, Kenya Fowler, Lauren Calloway, Susan Cox, Connie Ellison and Linda Borland

The News & Advance Grant
"Making Phonics Fun for Everyone"
Sandusky Elementary School
Patricia Miller, Carolyn McCarron, Jamie Chitwood and Catherine Tucker

Jim Martin Pontiac Buick GMC Grant
Lynchburg Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union Grant
"Math Munchers"
Perrymont Elementary School
Alissa Caithness, Melissa Sutphin and Karen Nelson

BWX Technologies Grant
"Heritage Pride Drum and Flag Team"
Heritage Elementary School
Kristin Smith

BWX Technologies Grant
"Kindergarten Word Whammers"
William Marvin Bass Elementary School
Christen Tyree, John Babcock and Monica Womack

Lynchburg Nissan Grant
"Comical Combinations: A Book for Children Created by Children"
Heritage Elementary School
Gail Young, Tom Brown and Nan Ogden

R.M. Gantt Construction Company Grant Lynchburg Retail Merchants Foundation, Inc. Grant
"Let Your Smile Show Your Style"
E.C. Glass High School
Sandra Williams

Dodson Pest Control Grant
"Just the Highlights"
Sandusky Elementary School
Erika Wray, Sandy Halpin, Meghan Hayes and Marie Bailey

BWX Technologies Grant
"Engineering is Elementary"
Perrymont Elementary School
Linda Carney and Barbara Braun-Aman

Candler Oil Company Grant
"Practice, Practice, Practice: Wipe-Off Boards Makes Learning Easy"
Thomas C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation
Melissa Fox and Kathy Hudson

Central Virginia Federal Credit Union Grant
"Meet My Neighbor, Puff R. Fish"
Robert S. Payne Elementary School
Lori Smith and Lee Ohl

"Rock On by Trebuchet"
Linkhorne Middle School
Rhonda Miller, Sheri Bosta and Dennis Cooke

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