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06/07/2013 7:55 PM

06/07/2013 7:57 PM

Teachers win grants

Teachers from five local schools are among the 34 Wake County public school teachers awarded classroom grants from the Wake Education Partnership.

More than $70,000 in classroom grants went to teachers, including the following:

Beth Tomlinson, Timber Drive Elementary School, education grant; Kristen Arnold, Creech Road Elementary School, dental health grant; Tiffany Lachenmayr, Timber Drive Elementary School, general grant; Milly Hodges, North Garner Middle School, life science grant; Jennifer Holcomb, Rand Road Elementary School, life science grant and Connie Daniel, Vandora Springs Elementary School, math grant.

The grants are focused on the arts, dental health, early childhood literacy, math, life science, health and nutrition, and autism education

A committee of Wake County’s business leaders and educators reviewed the grant applications. Selection criteria included the sustainability of a program, contributions to professional development and potential for improved student achievement.

Evans wins scholarship

Rebekka Evans, a student at Garner Magnet High, received one of six $1,000 scholarships National Pawn awarded this year.

Evans, who hasn’t selected a college yet, has won several prestigious art awards and plans to major in visual arts.

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