Newport Rotary Awards Mini Grants to Newport School District

Peter Marin from the Rotary, Dr. Bonnie Akerman, Patrice Glancey (accepting for Stacey Hammerlind), Barbara Kvetcovsky, and Deborah Stevens. Photo Credit to Paul Howe.

The Newport Rotary awarded five mini-grants to support new programs and services in the Newport School District. Each award is $1000 and supports the programs and services listed below.

The Washing Machine Project:  Award will go toward the costs of a new washer and dryer for cleaning and sanitizing towels used by the cosmetology program. The old machines will be available for homeless student to wash their clothes.

VEX Robots: Award will purchase supplies to jumpstart an afterschool program to foster awareness and excitement in the fields of engineering, computer science, and manufacturing.

Moss garden and wetlands feature: Award is to create a moss garden and water feature in the Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center greenhouse and incorporated it into the school curriculum.

Have a Great Weekend Project: Award to expand on the food pantry delivery of food that goes home on the weekends for children in need.

Expansion of Media Center Graphic Novel Collection: Award will allow students who read below grade level to find materials that are of high interest and visually appealing to them.

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