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Teachers, museum are recipients of mini-grants

January 13, 2006

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation (GAEF) has announced the recipients of it second annual Grants for Kids mini-grant program. Requests for proposal were available to any teacher in the public school district, private schools and nonprofit community organizations serving Greencastle-Antrim children ages birth through 18.

More than $6,700 in requests for funding support were submitted and $4,873.63 in support was awarded.

The following were awarded:

  • Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Heather Slatoff: $830 to establish an inquiry-based after school science club at the elementary school

  • Greencastle Area Arts Council's Pat Beard: $500 to provide hands-on arts workshops for children grades 2-8 at the Besore Library

  • Allison-Antrim Museum's Bonnie Shockey: $1,000 to connect GASD students with their local history

  • Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School's John Root: $150 to use technology to assist students experiencing difficulty with writing to get their ideas down on paper

  • Greencastle-Antrim Middle School's Van Adams: $429.50 to assist students in the Choice classroom to build positive character traits

  • Greencastle-Antrim Middle School's Sandra Kendall: $1,000 to establish a complete collection of the Newberry Award winning titles for classroom use and recreational reading

  • Greencastle-Antrim High School's Tara Clopper: $964.13 for Women in Science projects to spark girls' interests in science


The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation is a community, business and school district supported nonprofit organization created to provide for and enhance educational opportunities for all members of the Greencastle-Antrim community. The purpose of the Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation is to be a catalyst for learning opportunities in the community.

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For more information about the Foundation, call Ginny Lays, executive director, at 717-597-1137.

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