Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Celebration of Excellence

The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation thanked donors and awarded more than $103,000 in grants and scholarships at its Celebration of Excellence banquet last night.

Major donations that were recognized included $140,000 from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation for new computer labs at Fayetteville High School, and George and Rosemary Faucette were recognized for a $10,000 contribution to the foundation.

For the 2007-2008 school year, the foundation awarded 44 grants totaling $92,164 to teachers at the district’s schools. The largest individual grant given was $7,011 to Fayetteville High School librarian Cassandra Barnett for digital audio materials. The smallest individual award was $295 to Annee Littell of Leverett Elementary School for a project titled “Getting Parents Reading to Their Children.” The foundation also awarded several college scholarships to high school seniors.

The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation is a blessing to our community and for our children. Your donations are much appreciated and are well applied to improving public education. Send another check to FPEF, P.O. Box 571, Fayetteville, AR 72702.

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