Foundation awards two grants

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Marshall Education Foundation has announced winners of the 2011 Teacher Classroom Grants.

They are Jill Bibb, Josh Roberson, Mary Hickerson, Sally Hobbs, Brent Adcox and Vicky Carlton, according to Barbara Woods, spokeswoman for the foundation.

The grants are in memory of Kathryn and Raymond Adams, and Linda Bussart.

The family of Kathryn and Raymond Adams awards a $500 grant to a secondary school teacher in the field of English or agriculture. The Adams' individual dedication to their areas of expertise is the inspiration for this gift.

Since 2006, the family of Linda Bussart has memorialized her contribution to the teaching profession by awarding block grants to secondary school teachers.

These grants are administered through the Marshall Education Foundation each fall.

This year, the $500 Adams' scholarship was awarded to Bibb, a Forrest teacher

who plans a student-led, after-school tutoring program at Forrest.

Roberson and Hickerson received Linda Bussart grants for their ideas in woodworking and science.

At Cornersville School, Hobbs was awarded a Linda Bussart grant for her program, "Money Habitudes," to be used in the Life Connections class.

History teacher Adcox and business teacher Vicky Carlton received Bussart grants for their proposals in their subject areas.

Lewisburg Middle School also received a Bussart grant for an idea submitted by the Math Department.

The Marshall Education Foundation provides for the promotion of, and funding for, secondary and post-secondary school educational needs. Based on its mission, the Board of Directors has developed programs to focus of four major areas.

* The Marshall Scholars Program supports high school students and their parents in the completion of financial aid documents and the search for applicable post-secondary scholarship funds.

* Dual enrollment scholarships are awarded to provide supplemental funding for dually enrolled high school students who receive state supported dual enrollment grants.

* Teacher grants are awarded for special projects and initiatives proposed by middle and high school teachers.

* The scholarship program serves as a clearinghouse and facilitates the promotion, selection and awarding of scholarships funded by the MEF, individuals and/or other organizations.

The Marshall Education Foundation is funded by donations. Annually, the foundation contacts individuals, businesses and corporations requesting assistance to continue foundation functions. Students of all income levels benefit from the services of the Marshall Education Foundation.