Golden Apple Grant Winners Announced

The Hendersonville Chamber Foundation is excited to announce this year’s Golden Apple Grant winners! The purpose of the grant program is to address a unique need or to develop a creative new program which advances teaching and learning within the guidelines of the respective public or private school.  The grant project must fit within the established mission of the school and coincide with the goals and objectives of the school or school system.  

Although a project may focus on a single teacher and classroom, teams supporting grade or discipline wide results are permissible, as well as a school-wide project. In each case, the project’s overall goals, specific time sensitive action steps, and evaluation of success must be clearly identified.  For team or school applications, a primary grant administrator must be identified as well as each team member.  The goal(s) of the project must have a direct impact on student success and learning and the funding requested cannot offset taxpayer funding already provided for the project.

Due to their creativity, commitment to excellence and dedication to educating their students, the following teachers will be awarded Golden Apple Grants on October 12th totaling nearly $25,000. This event was held Tuesday OCt 12th at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club. 

Please join us this evening to honor these recipients. Congratulations to...

Lisa Baugh and Christy Brown at Hendersonville High School 

                Grant project: Commando Corner - $1,500

Dr. Michael Shackleford and Mr. Drew Beeler at Ellis Middle School

                Grant project: A Small World - $1,771

Terri Callister and Melissa Skaggs at T.W. Hunter Middle School

                Grant Project: Study Island Software - $3,000

Cassie Venable and Beth Freeman at Beech Elementary School

                Grant Project: Conservation Outdoor Garden - $2,920

Sundy Mackorell and Larissa Weddle at Indian Lake Elementary School

                Grant Project: Oh, the places our mobile STEAM lab will go!  - $2,913

Jennifer Anglin at Dr. William Burrus Elementary School

                Grant Project: On-to-one Tech for Tomorrow - $2,952

Erin Sanders and Wendy Vincent at Hendersonville High School

                Grant Project: What’s wrong with our patient?  - $1,500

Lauren Howard at Station Camp Elementary School

                Grant Project: Third Grade Bison Bonanza STEM Projects - $1,352

Mackenzie Rowe at Ellis Middle School

Grant Project: Critical Thinking Lab - $3,000

The Chamber Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit arm of the Hendersonville Area Chamber whose mission is to provide educational resources to the Hendersonville community. Fundraising for the Foundation is obtained through personal and business donations, advertising sales for the City Guide, and the annual Freedom Festival event held every July 3rd. Since its inception, the Chamber Foundation has donated over $100,000 to support teachers and we hope to continue to increase the level of funding for this project. 

The Hendersonville Chamber Foundation has created a Golden Apple Grant program to promote education in the greater Hendersonville area as served by the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce.  

 “I appreciate our community, our businesses, and the chamber foundation showing their support for our professional teachers. The city’s ability to provide services is directly related to the quality of our teachers and achievements of our students.” Thank you.  Jamie Clary, Mayor of the City by the Lake—Hendersonville, Tennessee

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