Lowe’s Awards $100,000 Grant for Twin Oaks ES Playground
- September 17, 2009
Students at Twin Oaks Elementary School soon will enjoy a new playground and fitness circuit thanks to a $100,000 grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. Funding will help provide the school with two up-to-date play structures (one for ages 5-12 and one for ages 2-5), a four-station fitness circuit, a climber with hand and foot holes, bucket ball stands, picnic tables, benches and more.
Twin Oaks Elementary School was one of more than 20 schools nationwide chosen to receive additional funding from Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation this year.
“At a time when schools and organizations that support youth need funding the most, Lowe’s has increased its charitable commitment to education,” said Larry D. Stone, chairman of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “We are dedicated to building brighter futures for students by providing the resources and funds necessary to foster vocational education, innovative learning environments, safer physical education and technology that will address the needs of schools and communities across the United States and Canada.”
Lowe’s store employees also will assist in beautifying the campus.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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