Published on Tue., June 3, 2008

16th Annual Education Grants Awarded by Education Foundation, Inc.

The annual Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation Grant Awards program and reception was held on June 2, 2008 at Linkhorne Middle School. Twenty-seven corporate sponsored education grant certificates were awarded to Lynchburg City Schools' teachers by corporate sponsor representatives. The winning grants, with a total budget of $28,556, were selected from eighty-seven 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. Thanks to the continued generosity of our many participating corporate sponsors, the Foundation has awarded over $143,000 in grants since establishing the program sixteen years ago. This year's grant winners were:

Memorial Grant Recipients

George Rainsford Grant
“Red Ribbon Week”
Linkhorne Middle School
Laura Casler

Rev. Haywood Robinson Grant
“Radical Reading Rods”
Sandusky Elementary School
Patricia Miller and Carolyn McCarron

Jimmie Ping Grant
“Grasp It”
Hutcherson Early Learning Center
Michelle Schindler

Anne/Chauncey Spencer Grant
“Living Museum”
R. S. Payne Elementary School
Kelli McCrady, Shelley Burleigh and Kim Beuerle

Corporate Sponsor Grant Recipients

Bank of the James Grant
“5th Grade Hot Shots with Hot Dots”
Perrymont Elementary School
Barbara Braun, Gwyn Maccubbin and David Vest

BB&T Bank Grant
“Let’s Listen and Learn”
Paul Munro Elementary School
Elizabeth Rinckel

The News & Advance Grant
“Casios for Kids”
Linkhorne Middle  School
Beth Schrock

Lynchburg Retail Merchants Foundation Grant
“STAMP Club”
Dunbar Middle  School for Innovation
Joy Victor and Elizabeth Tyree

Jim Martin Pontiac Buick GMC Grant
“Forensic Science Club”
Linkhorne Middle  School
Cathy Runion

WSET Grant
“Heroic Clay Animation”
Linkhorne Middle  School
Sheri Bosta, Peter Sengenberger, Dennis Cooke, Teresa Howell and Rhonda Miller

The Babcock & Wilcox Companies Grant
Lynchburg City Schools Ed Foundation Grant
“Academic Achievement and the  Arts: Teaching Math through the Visual and Performing Arts”
Thomas C. Elementary School for Innovation
Barbara Moody, Bonnie Craig and Sharon Bulson

Lynchburg Municipal Employees
Federal Credit Union Grant
“VAAP Me Into Math”
LAUREL Regional  Program
Becky Mann, Clark Robbins and Jennifer McCormick

The Babcock & Wilcox Companies Grant
“Saltwater Touch-Tank”
Dunbar Middle School for Innovation
Thomas Foster

The Babcock & Wilcox Companies Grant
“Healthy Water = A Healthy Heritage”
Heritage High  School
Alex Drumheller

Lynchburg Nissan Grant
Smith Barney Citigroup Grant
Lynchburg City Schools Ed Foundation Grant
“The Middle School Learning Center Needs  a Library”
Middle School Learning Center
Cathy Viar

R.M. Gantt Construction Company Grant
Lynchburg City Schools Ed Foundation Grant

“Having Fun is a Great Way to Learn”
Bedford Hills Elementary  School
Butchie McKinney-Barbara Mehler

Dodson Pest Control  Grant
Lynchburg City Schools Ed Foundation Grant
“Hands on History”
Linkhorne Middle School
Doris Shambora

The Babcock & Wilcox Companies Grant
“Fun with Feathered Friends”
Bedford Hills Elementary School
Nancy Campbell and Lucinda Pickering

Candler Oil Company Grant
“Team Green”
Sheffield Elementary  School
Deborah Rosenberger

“Get Connected in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Club”
Dearington Elementary  School for Innovation
Tawanda Johnson

Genworth Financial Grant
“Living History”
Pride Plus
Juliann Edwards and Janet Jones

Wal-Mart Grant
Frito-Lay Grant
Lynchburg City Schools Ed Foundation Grant

“Expanding Their Minds: Cultural Experiences for the Culturally Deprived”
Sandusky Middle  School
Susan Cox, Connie Ellison, Santina Knight, Eva Yoder, Terra Dowuonah-Hammond and Virginia Bowman

R. R. Donnelley Grant
“The Dinner Party or Coffee to Go: An Adventure in Art History through Ceramic Design”
E. C. Glass High School
Linda Graham and Kimberly Gibson

Piedmont Community Health Plan Grant
“Reading Across the Curriculum”
Heritage High  School
Andrew Clark

SunTrust Bank Grant
“Now You  Know…SOLs to Go”
Sandusky Elementary School
Vickie Roberts, Dee Tanner and Catherine Straw

Wachovia Bank Grant
“Wrapping Up Math Scores”
Robert S. Payne Elementary School
Gilda Reichert

Central Virginia Federal Credit Union  Grant
“Science Club”
Dunbar Middle  School for Innovation
L. Sue McClure and Elizabeth Tyree

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