Three Branson Teachers Awarded Grants

Three Branson Teachers Awarded Grants
Posted on 01/04/2022
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The White River Valley Electric Trust Board proudly awards $75,033 to educators throughout 20 local schools. Teachers at school districts located within WRVEC service territory were eligible to apply for grant monies to support projects outside of normal school funding for grades Pre K-12.

Three teachers from the district have been named recipients of the Power Up grant:

Jennifer Arjes, Reading Interventionist at Cedar Ridge Elementary
Melissa Harris, 3rd Grade teacher at Buchanan Elementary
Yulianna Schafer, Special Education teacher at Cedar Ridge Primary

Applicants submitted proposals to promote higher learning and meet school standards. “Teachers are going above and beyond to invest in our future leaders,” said the program’s facilitator, Nathan Stearns, in a recent press release. “We are so grateful that our members’ donations help teachers in developing area youth.”

For more information about the grant program and a full list of awarded teachers, visit