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Ecolab Foundation awards grants to schools

Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Ecolab Foundation awarded nineteen grants totaling $34,188.31 to eight Huntington County Community School Corporation schools. The Ecolab Foundation is a community service branch of Ecolab, the Minnesota-based sanitation supply company with a facility in Huntington.

The foundation provides grants to educators in company branch areas, including Huntington. Those receiving grants included Michele Santa, Viking New Tech staff member who received $2,800 for team-building activity materials, VNT T-shirts and lanyards.

Marta Waldfogel, sixth grade language arts teacher at Riverview Middle School, and colleagues Cari Whicker, Dave Beaver and Jill Spenner, were awarded $3,000 for books, tri-fold poster board, readers’ theater scripts and hospitality supplies. The items will be put into use in a sixth grade reading night this year. The event will impact 240 sixth grade students, according to Waldfogel.

Others receiving grants included Brian Abbott, Riverview, who will use the $847.95 he received for a document camera for math and science curriculums. Vicki L. Giordano, Riverview, received $700 for health education interactive computer programming to be used in math, science and health curriculums. Christina Morris at Riverview was awarded $2,998 for 35 backpacks, scientific equipment, games and consumable materials to be used in all curriculum categories.

At Crestview Middle School, Jamie Foday received $2,379 for books, CDs, DVDs and other equipment to be used in communications and language arts. Nancy Durrwachter, Crestview, was awarded $2,066 for a solar powered wireless weather station to be used in math and science curriculum.

At Huntington North High School, Valerie Riddle received $1,081.32, for items to be used in arts and world music/language curriculums. Teresa A. Fuller-O’Brien, also at HNHS, was awarded $2,184.16, for items to be used in arts and music curriculums. Neysa Leichty, HNHS, was awarded $1,260.96 for items used as part of the French curriculum. Books for students to use over the summer to be used in communications, language arts and world language curriculum were funded by the $1,780 received by Beth Berry also of HNHS. Amy Ehinger, HNHS, received $2,243.59 for polar heart rate equipment and other items to be used in math and science curriculum.

Melissa Jones, Flint Springs Elementary, received $999.17 for math materials for students to take home to be used in communications, language arts, math and science.

Brandi Cross at Lincoln Elementary was awarded $2,904.31, for reading materials to be used in communications and language arts curriculum. Ashley Ransom, Adam Drummond and Holly Allen, Lincoln, received $2,984.65 for items used in communications and language arts curriculums.

Joan Worth at Lancaster Elementary was awarded $844.83 for One Mathematics Lab 3A to be used in math and science curriculum. Also at Lancaster John Huebner received $799.02 for One Mathematics Lab 2A.

At Roanoke Elementary, Mary Gradeless was awarded $1,174.35 for 11 Versa Tiles starter kits to be used in communications, language arts, math and science curriculum.

Marie DeWeese and Kathy Salzmann at Salamonie School were awarded $1,142 for science lab materials, books, technology subscriptions and lesson aids to be used in communications, language arts, math, science and technology curriculum.