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Posted March 17, 2016

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3,700+ Students to Benefit from Achieve Award Grants

19 projects were selected from 60 applications to receive the APS Education Foundation grants that support clubs and activities.

Highland band members take part in a clinic paid for by a fall Achieve Award.

Nineteen projects from throughout the district were selected for funding in the APS Education Foundation’s spring Achieve Award cycle.

The Achieve Award grants funds clubs and activities that engage students and offer a more well-rounded experience at schools throughout the district. In all, about 3,700 students from throughout the district will benefit from these projects.

“This spring’s cycle was our most competitive yet – we received 60 submissions for over $200,000 in funding,” said Foundation Executive Director Phill Casaus. “Many worthy projects that would support students were unable to receive funding.”

About $47,000 was awarded in the spring, on top of the $50,000 that was previously awarded in the fall cycle.

This spring's winners and their schools include:

  • Heather Boni, Manzano High School
  • Joanne Casados, Bandelier Elementary School
  • Phil Perez, Manzano High School
  • Cyndi Coffman, Wilson Middle School
  • Ranell Cox, Desert Ridge Middle School
  • Stephanie Davy, West Mesa High School
  • Daniel DeLaO, Lew Wallace Elementary School
  • Pat Ferryman, Garfield STEM Middle School
  • Matthew Harris, West Mesa High School
  • Ryan Hatch, Cibola High School
  • Lorena Ibuado, East San Jose Elementary School
  • Michele Loftis, Eldorado High School
  • Lacee Manus, La Cueva High School
  • Kathleen Miller, Highland High School
  • Mike Platt, Highland High School
  • John Potter, McKinley Middle School
  • Alma Sanchez, George I. Sanchez Community School
  • Nikki Turman, Del Norte High School
  • Rebeca Zimmermann, Highland High School
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