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FAYETTEVILLE -- More than 30 teachers and staff received grants exceeding $117,000 from the education foundation.

The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation on Tuesday announced winners of its spring grants and of the Pendergraft teacher grants at Fayetteville High School.

Teachers from the following schools in Fayetteville School District received grants: Fayetteville High School; Agee Lierly Life Preparation Services; Ramay and Woodland junior high schools; Holt, McNair and Owl Creek middle schools; and Asbell, Butterfield Trail, Holcomb, Owl Creek, Root, Vandergriff and Washington elementary schools.

Teachers proposed projects related to career education, fine arts, special education, science, gardening and nutrition, science, technology, engineering and physical education, according to a foundation press release.

Of the money distributed, $87,943 came from the foundation's $3.6 million endowment, while the two Pendergraft awards came from the Neal R. Pendergraft Endowment, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, according to the foundation. Truity Education Foundation and C&C Services together contributed $29,490.

The foundation gives priority to projects that are considered pioneering, innovative and that enrich students' education, Cambre Horne-Brooks, the foundation's executive director, said in a news release.

Fall and spring teacher grant recipients and students receiving scholarships will be recognized at the Celebration of Excellence event April 24 at the Arkansas Air Museum in Fayetteville.

NW News on 02/08/2017

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