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Congratulations to our Winter 2014 Grant Winners! 

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


Rhiana Tucker of Crawfordville Elementary for her project titled “Counting Cougars.” Rhiana used her grant to purchase games that encourage her second grade students to learn and reinforce basic math facts like counting, comparing coins, shapes, and fractions. The grant also allowed her to purchase math stories that are Common Core aligned and promote math and reading simultaneously.

Gayle Dove of Pace School for her project titled “Kindling Learning.” Gayle used her grant to purchase Kindle Fires to help students in third through twelfth grade practice reading and gain reading skills. The older students even helped the younger students play reading games on the Kindle Fires!

Virginia Ryals of West Gadsden High School for her project titled “WGHS Gardening for Greensboro.” Virginia used her grant to purchase supplies to create wildflower and herb gardens in Greensboro, FL. Students grew herbs and wildflowers from seedlings in order to better master the Nature of Science benchmarks.

Melinda Wilson of Woodville Elementary for her project titled “Building Strong Readers.” Melinda used her grant to purchase leveled reading materials for her classroom in order to build a love of reading, reading fluency, and reading comprehension.

 Katrina Roddenberry of Riversink Elementary for her  project titled “ARISS: Talking with Astronauts.” Katrina used her grant to purchase supplies to improve an Amateur Radio  so that her fifth grade students could contact astronauts on  the International Space Station as it passed overhead. The  students also presented the project at the Wakulla Springs  Wildlife Festival.

 Ken David of Godby High School for his project titled  “Aquaponics Project.” Ken used his grant to purchase supplies  to create an enclosed ecosystem with plants and tilapia fish.  His students learned to use pumps, siphons, test pH, and set  up a solar water heater to maintain their aquaponic  ecosystem.