Golden Apple Grant Winners
The Hendersonville Chamber Foundation showered our teachers with love, prizes, and money! Every year, the chamber hosts the Golden Apple event honoring and recognizing our teachers. The purpose of the grant program is to address a unique need or to develop a creative new program which advances teaching and learning within the guidelines of the respective school.
Due to their creativity, commitment to excellence and dedication to educating their students, the following teachers were awarded Golden Apple Grants on October 12th totaling nearly $25,000.
Lisa Baugh and Christy Brown at Hendersonville High School
Grant project: Commando Corner - $1,500
Dr. Michael Shackleford and Mr. Drew Beeler at Ellis Middle School
Grant project: A Small World - $1,771
Terri Callister and Melissa Skaggs at T.W. Hunter Middle School
Grant Project: Study Island Software - $3,000
Cassie Venable and Beth Freeman at Beech Elementary School
Grant Project: Conservation Outdoor Garden - $2,920
Sundy Mackorell and Larissa Weddle at Indian Lake Elementary School
Grant Project: Oh, the places our mobile STEAM lab will go! - $2,913
Jennifer Anglin at Dr. William Burrus Elementary School
Grant Project: On-to-one Tech for Tomorrow - $2,952
Erin Sanders and Wendy Vincent at Hendersonville High School
Grant Project: What’s wrong with our patient? - $1,500
Lauren Howard at Station Camp Elementary School
Grant Project: Third Grade Bison Bonanza STEM Projects - $1,352
Mackenzie Rowe at Ellis Middle School
Grant Project: Critical Thinking Lab - $3,000
Winning School with the highest percentage of teacher attendance Indian Lake Elementary $300 Cash Prize.
Fundraising for the Foundation is obtained through personal and business donations, advertising sales for the City Guide, and the annual Freedom Festival event held every July 3rd. Since its inception, the Hendersonville Chamber Foundation has donated over $100,000 to support teachers!
Photo credit: Memories By Murray