Grants awarded to bands, arts council

At the presentation of the grant monies, from left, Lisa Cagle, reading specialist at Lynn Elementary; Marla Price, high school curriculum director for Winston County Schools; Lynn Band Director Rodney Fike; WCHS Band Director Nick Watts; Meek Band Director Zach Cleghorn; Addison Band Director Garrett McCurley; Jennifer Baker, elementary curriculum director for WC Schools; Theresa Snoddy, vice president of the Winston County Arts Council and Arts Council President J.D. Snoddy.

WINSTON COUNTY     -  Music and arts programs throughout Winston County, programs, which are not funded by the state, are now receiving a major financial boost, thanks to over $120,000 in funding through the Alabama Arts Education Initiative Grant.
The AAEI Grant, sponsored by the State Department of Education, is providing $105,000 to Winston County Schools, including $20,000 for each school’s band program, educators stated.
Band programs, each receiving $20,000, include Addison, Arley, Double Springs, Lynn and Meek, according to Marla Price, high school curriculum director for WC Schools.
The grant is also providing $25,000 for Lynn Elementary, to boost their music and drama program, noted Elementary Curriculum Director Jennifer Baker.
The $105,000 is just the grant allotment for WC Schools, with the Winston County Arts Council receiving an additional $19,960 through the AAEI, educators stated.


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