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Coweta Community Foundation awards educational grants

  • By Rebecca Leftwich
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  • Jan. 21, 2018 - 5:33 AM

Coweta Community Foundation awards educational grants

Rebecca Leftwich / The Newnan Times-Herald

The Coweta Community Foundation awarded 12 educational grants for the 2017-18 cycle. Recipients and school representatives included, from left, Elizabeth Deganian, Ruth Hill Elementary School Assistant Principal Dwight McDaniel, Ruth Hill Principal Aaron Corley, Susan Paulk, Blair Booth, Christal Wagner, Madras Middle School Principal Lorraine Johnson and East Coweta Middle School Principal Jeannette Hallam.

Eight grants totalling $4,500 were awarded to local educators by the Coweta Community Foundation Friday.

The foundation annually presents six $750 grants, but because some requests this cycle were for smaller sums, eight grants were awarded. They included:
Newnan Crossing Elementary
Educator: Elizabeth Deganian
Principal: Terri Lassetter
Project: DTT Trial Training Software – Software enabling students with disabilities to learn basic skills through technology.
Ruth Hill Elementary School
Educator: Rachel Moore
Principal: Dr. Aaron Corley
Project: Behavior Education Attitude Recovery (BEAR) Social Skills – A program that will provide additional school success skills instruction to first- and second-grade students.
Ruth Hill Elementary School
Educator: Anne Graner
Principal: Dr. Aaron Corley
Project: Taking Literacy to the streets – A street-based bookmobile that will travel the Ruth Hill community to deliver books to students during the summer.
Northside Elementary School
Educator: Susan Paulk
Principal: Dr. Dana Ballou 
Project: Art education – Providing art supplies for students who are unable to afford them to promote creativity and building of art portfolios. 
East Coweta Middle School
Educator: Blaire Booth
Principal: Jeannette Hallam
Project: It’s Electric! – Providing Snap Circuit Junior Kits so students can safely explore the field of energy and power through circuit combinations.
Madras Middle School
Educator: Christal Wagner
Principal: Lorraine Johnson
Project: Percussion instruments for band – Creating the Madras Eagle Pep Band.
Winston Dowdell Academy
Educator: Nekada Lewis
Principal: Kevin Jones
Project: Reinventing the Media Center – Building an updated reading and learning center to prepare students for their next steps in education.
CEC – Central Educational Center
Educator: Michael Britt
Principal: Mark Whitlock
Project: Studio Set – Construction of a new studio set for the students to film local television shows.