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.
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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.