CCAC Awards Teacher Grants

Thursday, April 5, 2018
PHS art teacher Jerri Tate and student Maddi Vanderkooi show-off some of the items the grant funds will provide.
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The Clay County Arts Council (CCAC) recently awarded two grants to teachers at county schools. Jerri Tate, art teacher at Piggott High School, was presented with a grant award to be used to buy painting supplies for an outreach project. The effort will benefit residents at a local nursing home and children at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.

Meanwhile, Corning High School art teacher Christina Swint requested funds to purchase presentation frames for artwork which will be submitted for adjudication in upcoming contests. "I have been researching all avenues for funds for refurbishing and upgrading our art program at CHS,” she said in making the application. “These students are the ones whose art will be submitted using the frames. We will re-use the frames."

The grant checks were distributed recently, with CCAC board member Tracy Cole presenting the check to Tate.

The CCAC works to support the arts in Clay County by such grants, as well as contests and shows. Monies are generated by their various fundraising activities, and through donations by patrons of the arts in the county.

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