Teachers awarded grants by EATEL

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
From left to right: Hope Novak, Vicki May, Britne’ Edmonston, Courtney Vincent, Mandy Perret, Patricia Cardwell, Carla Babin, Michelle Barrett, and Jason Naquin.

EATEL’s Reach a Kid, Teach a Kid Grant program has provided more than $75,000.00 in grants to Ascension Parish Teachers since the program’s inception 15 years ago.

The creative grants fund a variety of programs that will use everything from cooking to growing the crops! A total of ten $500.00 Grant winners were selected from a pool of applicants, by a panel of judges outside of the EATEL organization.

The ceremony was held at EATEL on Tuesday evening, October 17, to honor those selected as winners.

Congratulations, Carla Babin of Gonzales Middle School with “Cooking-A Sensational Experience,” Michelle Barrett of Donaldsonville Primary with “Basic Classroom Supplies,” Patricia Cardwell of Donaldsonville High School with “Spinning our Wheels and Creating Job Skills,” Britne’ Edmonston of Lake Elementary School with “Teaching Great Minds to Think Greater-A Google Initiative for a Stronger Parent-Teacher- Student Alliance,” Vicki May of Spanish Lake Primary with “You Never Forget a Face . . . ESPECIALLY A PHONIC FACE,” Jason Naquin of Lakeside Primary School with “Healthy for a Buck- Fruit & Vegetable Stand,” Cassandra Northrup of Lakeside Primary School with “Breaking Down the Numbers,” Hope Novak of Spanish Lake Primary with “Phonic Faces Saves the Day,” Mandy Perret of Dutchtown High School with “BREAKING OUT of the Box with BREAKOUT EDU,” and Courtney Vincent of St. Amant High School with “Growing Gator Nation News.”

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