The Sportsmen and Businessmen's Charitable Organization awarded over $10,000 to local educators across Coffee County, Manchester City, and Tullahoma City Schools through its Educational Enrichment Grant opportunity.
SBCO's Educational Enrichment Grant encourages local educators to submit innovative, outside-of-the-box opportunities for their students and schools that may encompass STEM, literacy, physical activity, social/emotional, to fine arts or career readiness.
"This year's selected recipients, through a highly competitive grant application cycle, represents our continued interest in and support of the outstanding work educators do for their students and our community," said SBCO President Carter Sain.
This year's grant recipients are as follows:
Coffee County Schools
Coffee County Central High School
Forensic Anthropology Skull and Bone Lab - Chris Little, Teacher
Beauty Is In Giving Back Project - Cosmetology - Sandy Lewis, Teacher
Just Cause Café Project - Lisa Wiggins James, Teacher
Monarch STEM Butterfly Lab - Priscilla Van Tries, Teacher
Coffee County Middle School:
Classroom Literacy Materials Library - Deb Wimberley, Teacher
Hickerson Elementary School
School Wide STEM Program - Angela Rider, School Nurse/ STEM Coordinator
Manchester City Schools
College Street Elementary
STEM/ AV Program, Kent Barnard, Teacher
Nashville Symphony Learning Field Trip, Allison Beachboard, Teacher
Westwood Elementary School
ESL Project - Jennifer Raulston, Teacher
STEM Program - Kathleen Roper, Teacher
Zearn Headphones Project - Connie Rynd, Teacher
Tullahoma City Schools
Jack T. Farrar Elementary School:
Water Filtration Wellness Stations, Ashley Nutt
Bel Aire Elementary School
Flexible Seating School Wide, April Norris, Principal
Since 1984, the SBCO has been serving the Coffee County community through various philanthropic efforts. Those efforts include financial assistance to those in need with health, medical, dental, vision, food, education, transportation, shelter, and other expenses. In addition, it has successfully implemented several programs directed at assisting the children in our community.