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Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Grant Winners! 

Each winner received a $500 gift card along with other Envision goodies.

 

 

Jessica Deneen of Wakulla Middle School for her project titled “On Fire for Reading.” Ms. Deneen used her grant to purchase Fire 7 tablets and headphones for her students to use during independent reading time. “The tablets will allow students to listen to audio and follow along with the text using the Learning Ally application. Both hearing and watching the words will develop student reading abilities.”

Melody Garland of Thomas County Central High School for her project titled “Candy Machine Business.” Ms. Garland used her grant to kick start a student-led gumball business. Students in the high school special education program will run every aspect of the business: from filling the machines with product, to keeping track of the expenses and profits, all in a hands-on setting.

 

Lindsey Wohlrab of Roberts Elementary for her project titled “Qball Catch and Learn.” Ms. Wohlrab used her grant to purchase Qballs: an interactive tool that can be tossed around the room and amplifies students’ voices so others can hear their questions and answers. “The Qball will help students learn by keeping them actively engaged in the lessons being presented.”

 

Joy West of Cross Creek Elementary for her project titled “Outdoor Classroom.” Ms. West used her grant to purchase picnic tables that she and other teachers can use for outdoor STEM/science lessons.

Katie Cowart of Roberts Elementary for her project titled “Learning with McSquare.” Ms. Cowart used her grant to purchase McSquares: dry erase boards with insertable templates that can display students’ work for others to see. One lesson Ms. Cowart will teach on the board is the life cycle of butterflies. “Each board will have stages or information about butterflies. Students would color or fill in the inserts for display.” 

Joshua Niswonger of Thomas County Central High School for his project titled “Student Ambassadors.” Mr. Niswonger used his grant to help publicize and put on the organization’s community service and civic events. “The Student Ambassadors program helps promote leadership/teamwork skills that are important for many occupations in life.”