Brown Middle School grant awards from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga have reached $100,000.
Brown Middle, a Title 1 school, has made significant academic gains over the past five years. The funding through the Capital Expenditure grants enabled Brown to fund new computers for each classroom teacher and the computer class.
The Community Foundation also funded "Reading Rocks," an initiative to improve students' reading by providing adolescent literature in classroom libraries.
The most recent grant award will provide localized mini-computer labs in four classrooms.
Henderson attends leadership event
William Chad Henderson, 17, a student at Ridgeland High School, attended the 2010 National Leadership Summit, sponsored by LeadAmerica, at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Middle- and high-school students with a record of academic achievement and extracurricular or community involvement, are invited to participate in the summer program. In addition to learning leadership skills, students meet with students from other cultures, meet elected officials, and visit national monuments.
Henderson also was a delegate from Walker County to the Georgia State Democratic Convention; one of the youngest in attendance.
Three win Koch
Three area students have received scholarships from the Fred C. and Mary Koch Foundation.
Matthew Clinton Hardeman, son of Michael and Kimberly Hardeman, will attend Georgia Institute of Technology.
Joanna Marie Poinsatte, daughter of John and Mary Anne Poinsatte, will attend the University of Notre Dame.
Melissa Beth Mortimer, daughter of Allen and Suzanne Mortimer, will attend Murray State University.
Lee University was awarded a grant by The Tucker Foundation of Chattanooga to fund an endowed scholarship for students in the natural sciences and mathematics.
The $100,000 foundation contribution was made on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Johnston Jr.
This scholarship is awarded each year to a rising senior majoring in the sciences or mathematics for use in the student's senior year. Recipients are nominated by the faculty.
The first Tucker Scholar was Laura Owens, a May graduate. Sean-Paul Bergeron, senior biochemistry major, holds the scholarship for this academic year.