Kurt Wagner Education Fund Awards Nearly $11,000 in Grants
Wednesday, November 23, was an exciting day for some South Kitsap teachers/teacher groups as they were surprised by the KWEF crew with checks for their grant requests. There were thirty-nine applications, all with worthy ideas, which made the decisions by the committee very difficult.
There were twenty-three grants funded this year encompassing thirteen different schools and nearly $11,000!
- SKHS: Greg Pickard, Shannon Kelly, Wendy Wojtanowicz, Math Department.
- Marcus Whitman: Emily Fogel/Kashi Tomicihi, Jessica Barnum, Math Department.
- John Sedgwick: Vanessa Burgess, Math Department.
- Cedar Heights: Courtney Kallstrom, Math Department.
- South Colby: Nicole Watkins
- Orchard Heights: Mark Leshley
- Olalla: Sharma Gencarelle
- Mullenix Ridge: Alycia Holt/Shannon Lund
- Manchester: Lindsay Murphy
- Hidden Creek: Angela Narus
- Burley Glenwood: Jenny Brisbane, Dustine Kimmel
- East Port Orchard: Michael Bray, Ellen Kisiday/Connie Nagel/Cassie Horne
- Sidney Glen: Michelle Bellon, Lisa Jenkins.
The KWEF not only funds teacher grants, it provides South Kitsap HS, Discovery HS, and Explorer HS student scholarships, elementary arts/music program support, and high school athletic support. The KWEF has awarded over $110,000 in the last ten years.