Dart Foun­da­tion pro­vides grants

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DEN­TON — Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Dart Foun­da­tion re­cently vis­ited Caroline County to see how grant money is be­ing spent at one school, and to present more grants.

Man­ager Emily Matthews, Leanne Richard and Traci Gould­ing, all of the Dart Foun­da­tion, came to Lock­er­man Mid­dle School from Flint, Mich., on Thurs­day, Oct. 19, to learn about the sci­ence lessons be­ing taught, funded by a $5,000 grant from the foun­da­tion.

Stu­dents in Tony Pen­ning­ton and Melissa Bradley’s eighth grade sci­ence classes demon­strated force and mo­tion us­ing a mag­netic can­non, and mak­ing new stuff from old stuff through chem­i­cal re­ac­tions.

“This (the grants) has been great for us,” said Caroline County Pub­lic Schools Sci­ence Su­per­vi­sor Deb­o­rah Ge­orge, who has ap­plied for Dart Foun­da­tion grants for the past sev­eral years to pro­vide items for var­i­ous sci­ence class­rooms in the county.

Every year, the Dart Foun­da­tion uses pho­to­graphs of the peo­ple ben­e­fit­ing from its grant money in its an­nual re­port. The next re­port, to be pub­lished in Jan­uary or Fe­bru­ary, will high­light stu­dents from Lock­er­man.

Colonel Richard­son High School mu­sic teacher and band di­rec­tor Thomas Cheezum ap­plied for a grant for new school band uni­forms. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the foun­da­tion and the lo­cal Dart plant in Fed­er­als­burg pre­sented a $5,000 check to Cheezum.

Caroline County also re­ceived an ad­di­tional $5,000 for North Caroline High School’s sci­ence pro­gram, and $6,000 for the ele­men­tary sci­ence pro­gram.

The Dart Foun­da­tion is a pri­vate fam­ily foun­da­tion es­tab­lished by Dart Con­tainer Cor­po­ra­tion founder Wil­liam A. Dart and his wife Claire T. Dart. The foun­da­tion sup­ports projects that en­hance ed­u­ca­tion, es­pe­cially in the ar­eas of sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math, in the com­mu­ni­ties near where they have busi­nesses. Dart has a lo­ca­tion in Fed­er­als­burg.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Dart Foun­da­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives and Fed­er­als­burg Dart plant em­ploy­ees present a $5,000 check to Colonel Richard­son High School for new band uni­forms.

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