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4 Three Forks teachers receive grants from Education Foundation


November 20, 2019

The Three Forks Education Foundation awarded four grants Monday to local educators. The grants were for a total of $2,475. Voice photos by Melissa Jenkins

It was a great Monday morning for local educators thanks to the Three Forks Education Foundation.

The foundation handed out four teacher/educator grants at the Three Forks School for a total of $2,475.

A $1,000 grant was awarded to Industrial Technology Teacher Rebecca Brown. After receiving the grant, Brown said it will allow her to buy materials specifically for technology in order to build projects. She added money would be used specifically for the startup of a guitar building project.

A $275 grant was awarded to sixth grade English and Social Studies teacher Whitney Hammand. According to Hammand, the money will be used to purchase EDU boxes that will turn the classrooms into escape rooms. She added students will have to work in teams to unlock boxes and solve problems.

Candice Wooten received a $200 grant for "Operation Better Readers". Wooten said this will help her purchase a reading program to help students practice their reading fluencies.

Family Consumer Science teacher Cathe Felz received a grant for $1,000.

She said the money will help her classes in two ways, the first with the ProStart Cooking Competition that is run by the National Restaurant Association. Felz said in their first year of competition, Three Forks finished third in the state and the grant will help them buy things like chef coats and supplies for the contest where students must compete without power. She added the grant would also be used to help to order measuring cups that will help middle school students with fractions.

Felz said budgets are tight right now and it is really awesome to get this grant and they really appreciate the Education Foundation.

The Three Forks Education Foundation a 501 3C non-profit and they receive donations from the community and businesses, and also obtain funding through grants. The foundation hosts a fall fundraiser each year which is in conjunction with Education First and National Honor Society Events.


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