GREENCASTLE, Pa. — The Greencastle-Antrim School District recently received a service-learning grant of $15,000 from Learn and Serve America as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, according to a news release.
Greencastle-Antrim was one of six Pennsylvania school districts to be awarded funding.
The new grant provides money for three service-learning projects — production of a video featuring high school student interviews with local World War II veterans and Holocaust liberators; implementation of a collaborative literacy project involving ninth-grade English students and primary students; and the establishment of a fifth-grade student advisory board that will provide service-learning minigrants to primary and elementary teachers, the news release said.
Social studies teacher Ellen Kirkner wrote the grant with assistance from Ginny Lays, a professional grant writer and owner of the The Write Group.
Martina Fegan’s human-rights literature classes at Greencastle-Antrim High School are using the funds to produce a DVD featuring local veterans’ interviews conducted last year by her students. A Chambersburg, Pa., video production company, Pro Arts Media, is producing the film.