Madison Street Festival issues grants to school, civic groups
MADISON – In its objective to enhance Madison’s quality of life, the Madison Street Festival committee has issued grants from 2019 event proceeds to 14 school and civic organizations.
Keegan Mumaw, MSF Grant Committee Chair, presented the grants at Madison City Council’s meeting on Feb. 10. “The total amount going back to Madison City is $7,223,” Mumaw said.
The grants will help these educators and civic volunteers:
* Bob Jones High School yearbook staff, Emily Polak — To sponsor yearbook students to attend the Journalism Education Association conference in Washington D.C.
* Bob Jones Air Force JROTC, Dr. Melissa Lacey — To offset costs for 40 AFJROTC cadets to tour an active military installation. Cadets can experience firsthand the procedures for U.S. military operations, along with exploring available military and civilian career opportunities.
* Columbia Elementary School, Goblin Car Racing Team, Kylie Dunkerley — To help funding for a new goblin car for the race team.
* Discovery Middle School, Leslie Hughes — For dry erase tables and seating to reinvent the classroom.
* Discovery, Monique Haselden — For tables and stools that students will use in small group sessions in the classroom.
* Discovery Green Power Team, Freddie Griffin — For new car parts from innovations or wrecks. Instructors require students to assemble all cars and thus learn STEM concepts while having fun together as a team.
* James Clemens High School, Jessi Juricich — For students in special education in Madison City Schools. The grant will help fund a coffee cart for Jet Fuel sessions at James Clemens.
* James Clemens Band, Keith Anderson — To help purchase of a Yamaha harmony director keyboard for all concert ensembles in band to use.
* Liberty Middle School Band, Michelle Campbell — For a baritone, which is one of the band’s low brass instruments.
* Liberty, Michelle Breeden — For a Chromebook and Google license through Madison City Schools for students to use who do not have access to technology to pursue research on projects.
* Madison City Community Orchestra — To fund a summer workshop to demonstrate and teach orchestral music to elementary and junior high students in Madison.
* Madison Elementary School, Elizabeth Woodard — For flex-space, mobile tables that students in gifted education will use for STEM projects and collaborative learning.
* Optimist Club of Madison — To fund the club’s essay contest that is geared towards community service for high school students in Madison City Schools.
* West Madison Elementary School, Linda Lay — To expand the “Who Was” series, which librarians purchased with a previous MSF grant, by adding a new collection of “What Is” and “Where Is” books.