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Lowpoint Washburn Grade School Receives $500 Grant from NSDAR

Thursday, October 03, 2019 - Posted 9:54:29 AM by Valerie Horton

Lowpoint Washburn Grade School in Washburn received a Helen Pouch Grant of $500 from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The Black Partridge Chapter sponsored the third-grade teacher, Bev Woodward. Since 2018, two $500 grants are available for each state and the District of Columbia. Applicants must be a classroom teacher for grades kindergarten through 12th grade, must be endorsed by a local DAR chapter, and complete the grant award application.

The Grant Award Program is administered through State Junior Membership chairs who, along with a panel of judges, review all applications for their state and determine two winners and a runner-up. State Junior Membership chairs then forward their state results to the National Junior Membership Vice Chairman and the classroom grants are selected and approved. The proposed projects must directly benefit students in the classroom. The grant is a one-time award and recipients are not eligible to re-apply in future.

Bev Woodward's project was entitled "Improvement in Classroom Seating". The other Illinois grant was sponsored by the Cahokia Mound Chapter. In September the two Illinois teachers received their grants.

"All of the items that I received through the grant have arrived and we LOVE them all! We have six wobble chairs, 24 chair bands and an adjustable white board table." says Bev Woodard.

Duane Schupp, Superintendent and Elementary Principal, and Bev Woodward, third grade teacher, receive the $500 grant check.

Wobble chairs

An adjustable white board table is being used by some of the third-grade students.

24 chair bands