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Mini grants presented to county teachers

Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation presented 65 teacher mini-grants Tuesday afternoon involving 107 teachers in the Leggett auditorium of Halifax Regional Hospital.

The foundation received 117 applications celebrating the program and funding “innovative and creative” classrooms with the winning 65 recipients.

The grants totaled $15,000 and were made possible by donations through area businesses and individuals.

Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation President Coleman Speece said, “You teachers are what it is all about.”

Recipients included Elizabeth F. McLaughlin, Megan Ferrell, Marva Johnson, Althea Williams, Susan Williams, Marilyn Gibson, Roberta Williams, Bridgett Fallen, Katy Morris, Daphne Popek, Erica Grubbs, Terri Smith, Angel Trent, Ann Marie Thackston, Kelly Snyder, Ashley Fulton, Sophie Song, Hillary Crenshaw, Dianne Talbott, Donna Elliott, Margaret Covington, Susie Milam, Sarah C. Graves, Wendy Hall, Jasmine Parker, Teresa Carr, Bonnie Bowen, Annette Duffer, Jane Whitt, Kristin Berry, Leslie Bohanon, Laura Edwards, Ricky Gordon, Stephen Kearney, Andrea Lord, Mitch Martin, Laura Meeks, David Riddle, Lanette Spencer, Sandy Wilborn, Teri M. Simmons, Elizabeth R. Tingen,  Elizabeth Layne, Francine Davis, Sarah K. Reaves, April Miller, Cheryl Reaves, Melanie Saunders, Mary Douglas, Wanda G. Williamson, Michele Fitch, Mary C. Mosely, Sonja J. Warren, Marian W. Watkins, Tracey B. Williams, Karen S. Smith, Benjamin Woosley, Connie Slagle, Regan Priest, Sheri Love, Denise Wilkerson, Barbara Haven, Susan Elliott, Jenifer Jones, Nelson Baskervill, Robert Hohneker, Margaret Coleman and Karen Harris.

Also receiving mini grants were Tiffany Moorefield, Sandy Harris, Vanessa Mason, Denise Ferrell, Krista Skelton, Lynn M. Good, Joyce Winfield-Reeves, Lynn Bowes, Brittney Smith, Shelia Garmon, Elizabeth Dixon, Sandy Slayton, Sue Smith, Susan Thomasson, Jason Bomar, Reagan Cannon, Cassandra Crowell, Kirk Barnes, Keith Beadles, April Rather, Diane Baisch, Kimberly Waller, Ellen Haskett, Diana Watts, Donna Wilkins, Kay Brown, Christie Lewis, Wayne Murray, Katherine Smith, Tamara Neal, Jennifer Strauss, Sarah Shelton, Patty Davis, Mallory Dorsett, Mary Beth Thompson, Jennifer Slagle, Lisa Howell and Dawn Miller.