Thirty-three outstanding York County teachers received their grant awards Tuesday evening. Thanks to these hardworking teachers, local schools are about to add fun, creative, and interactive experiences to their students’ curriculums. Money awarded from these grants will go towards projects such as a simulated journey through Ellis Island; a garden where produce grown will be donated to the Fort Mill Food bank and hopefully sold at a Farmer’s Market event; and the revival of a Musical Theatre class with a musical performance at the end of the school year.
During the banquet, representatives from local school districts, principals, and educators who scored the grants celebrated along with the teachers. Clover School District, Fort Mill School District, Rock Hill School District, and Westminster Catawba Christian School were all in attendance.
Family Trust presented individual and collaborative grant winners $500 each to use towards their educational projects. Over $120,000 has been awarded to area educators since the Teacher Grant program was first established in 2000.
2018 Grant winners are:
CLOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT
Erica Shannon and Kay Wessinger
FORT MILL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Amanda Shamblin, Rachel Driver, Kelly Thomas, Kati Merriman, Erin Owens, Emily Patterson, and Heather Jones
YORK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Debbie Lancaster, DeEtte Mann, Lesley Reel Nicole Ludwa, Lindsay Capistran, and Casey McSwain
ROCK HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Serena Williams, Roger Sanders, Michelle Preston, Mandy Wolff, Maureen McHough, Hannah Costner, Anne Hart, Sydney Hough and Colleen Rice, Kelli Ferment, Dy English, Meghan Switzer, Hannah Costner, Rachel Infinger, and Brandy Heyward
WESTMINSTER CATAWBA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Wanda Thickens, Nikki Cales, and Jessica Ferrara